Dave Frost wrote:My goal is to get a programming job without a CS degree.
Frank Bennett wrote:[Many things.]
Frank Bennett wrote:Actually, in my experience, English majors eventually turn out to be more valuable for business software engineering than Computer Science majors, especially in publishing or information industries.
Dave Frost wrote:I really meant where as in what development specialty rather than location because staying local is pretty important right now. Also I thought C# was fairly easy to pick up for a Java-er because the .NET platform is attractive for me if it is more useful for business applications. If not, maybe that is where I should start.
Frank Bennett wrote:Software Engineering ALSO includes writing technical documentation, writing the contents of JavaDocs, writing technical requirements, writing proposals, etc. A software engineer that has studied English, in my experience, performs these tasks better than a software engineer that only studied Computer Science. This observation is simply limited by my 20+ years of experience managing and hiring developers. Other experiences may vary.