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In my defense, I should explain my assertion concerning the lack of school's applicability to real-world situations.

Yes, general problem-solving skills are emphasized in school, and the exposure you get is invaluable. For that alone, I would reccomend going to school full-time between the ages of 18 to 22.

However, I remember back to "Operating Systems", "File and Database", and similar courses. While the concepts were useful to come across, I don't use any of that as a programmer. Most of my practical OS knowledge comes from having my own Linux box, not what I learned in a classroom.

Language courses are even worse. I learned 3 languages while at school. I don't use a single one. In fact, I have only ever used C (learned at an internship), JAM (learned on the job), and Perl (learned while working during a year off). I don't use PASCAL, QBasic, or the ASM flavor I learned while taking Assembler. *shrugs*

Now, of course, learning all those languages helped me learn how to learn langauges.

I guess the best way to put it is this:

  • If you're looking to school to teach you things you will use in the workforce, you'll be disappointed.
  • If you're looking to school to teach you how to learn what you will use in the workforce, you'll be pleased.

In reply to Re: Re: Re: Formal Education Required? by dragonchild
in thread Formal Education Required? by mexnix

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