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Recent posts by David Payne

Is it enough to to learn and master one or both ? If one learns one, is it easy to learn the other ?
8 years ago

chris webster wrote:

David Payne wrote:yeah..i guess 2nd/3rd best is right. I got tempted after hearing other people's "tales of braveness".
@Anayonkar Shivalkar - I am seriously considering making my own drug gang, run by IT of course - I am gonna be the e-bay and amazon of drugs.
JUST KIDDING !!! ...


File under "Things you might not want to leave on a public bulletin board"!

Good luck with the job-hunting!



Thanks ! No worries, i got it all covered.
8 years ago

Peter Hsu wrote:If you are a person who is built for stress and could work 10+ hours a day and be merry about it, please do not read this post. This will be a waste of your time to you. (and I am sure you are going to have something to say that I will not appreciate)



OMG ! 10+ ??? Now we know that hitler did not commit suicide :P. I am still looking for my first job, so I don't know if my advice will be of any use to you. But, I suggest that you ask if your co-workers also want to reduce the hours a little bit. Or be frank with your boss - tell him that its killing your productivity. He might understand your situation.

Try getting help from experienced folks in and outside your company to speed up your learning process so that you can have enough time for relaxing.

HTH.
8 years ago
I wanted to learn hadoop as soon as possible so that I can work on enterprise level projects. Given that I have a "pretty good" knowledge of Java (OO design, Threads ,Data structures, Generics), how much time do i need to get a decent foundation in hadoop ? Is it like studying for the OCJP exam, which most people can prepare for in just 3-4 months ?
8 years ago

Sachin rakesh wrote:Hadoop: The Definitive Guide by Tom White...This book is targetted for freshers in hadoop.Try this one..Also contact the experts in hadoop by posting it in hadoop forum etc...
Happy leaning.



Right now, all I know is the Java part of hadoop. So, how much time would it take (approximately) to learn and become proficient enough in hadoop to do entry-level "company projects" ?
8 years ago
yeah..i guess 2nd/3rd best is right. I got tempted after hearing other people's "tales of braveness".
@Anayonkar Shivalkar - I am seriously considering making my own drug gang, run by IT of course - I am gonna be the e-bay and amazon of drugs.
JUST KIDDING !!! Thanks for the advice though. You and the other people's words make sense now. I will choose the hard way then.


8 years ago

Campbell Ritchie wrote:Jeanne is right. You could be summarily dismissed if they find out, or accused of obtaining money (your salary) by deception. And you will get a bad reputation.



Yes, I heard about those cases too which I guess, are rare. Anyway, how do companies verify grades and such ?
8 years ago
My GPA falls short by 0.1 for some jobs, while its more than enough for the others. I am considering altering exam scores by a very small margin just to make the cut.
I know it looks wrong, but in the end, if i pass the interview and do a good job, then it will be forgotten. I heard about some guys who did this, so I thought i could take the risk.
What do you say ?
8 years ago

Sachin rakesh wrote:Hadoop deals with analysis of bigdata ...Since the tool is built in java knowing any object oriented programming is an added advantage.But besides that one should be confident with the concepts of web analytics,data analysis and datawarehousing,distributed computing.



Can you recommend some books for all these subjects ? Is there any hadoop book that covers all these topics ?
8 years ago
I want a regex which allows me to generate something like this:

University of <choose randomly from a list of states>. Here, states can be NY, CO, AZ etc.
9 years ago
Certifications are okay, but as others have said before, its better to get experience (paid, unpaid, own project etc). That is just what I am trying to get now. I recommend that you get good books think of an idea and start developing it. From the places that i have applied to, they all prefer own/company projects over certificates. I think that certificates are like a cop's badge. A badge makes you a cop, but it does not necessarily make you a good or smart cop.
9 years ago

Pat Farrell wrote: I haven't seen good support from Microsoft for one of their products in two decades. Yet companies still pay for it.



It would be great if you could give me some examples where Microsoft has flopped in the service area. I strongly suspect that many of their (and other firm's) core support staff are just good "googlers".
Microsoft "Fails" are always fun to look at.
9 years ago
Come on, don't be shy. Tell us if you did something nerdy.
9 years ago

Pat Farrell wrote:I don't think that Oracle can "kill" anything that is open source. But they can, and probably will, reduce the number of engineers, amount of support $$$, etc. down to zero.



In that case, who can step in to support it ?
9 years ago