heath carlough

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Recent posts by heath carlough

How come technical managers get paid so well? They have half the smarts an average developer has (most of them I've known do). My technical manager is probably the dumbest person in the entire organization, she spends the whole day on MS Project and sending out emails. I don't see her creating any new business or doing anything that benefits our work/project but I'm pretty sure she is making twice what i make. I just don't get it. Maybe project management is the way to go.

:-(
13 years ago
The examples in my faces has something like this




Seems like the tree is initialized in a jsp tags and then the jsf taglib is used to reference the tree. How can I use a jsf bean inside the jsp tags to create the tree??
13 years ago
JSF
I have a JSF page which is using some beans. Now how do I access these beans inside a JSP tag? Do I have to use the <jsp:usebean/> tag or can I use some other way to reference bean properties from inside the jsp tags?
13 years ago
JSF
I have been at my current job for over a year and have been consistently one of the top performers and have received handsome raises, but I still wonder if I am making enough. There are more experienced people here but IMHO I'm producing better results than them and I've been critical to my projects sucess. But due to the time I've been here and the raises I've received, I doubt they would re-classify my position and give me more money (not the % increase I would like). I have 5 years of J2EE experience with a graduate degree and I make what a junior-mid level developer would make. Should I take confidence in my performance and look for a position with more responsiblity elsewhere?
13 years ago
I did the same install last week and I ran into the same problem. You need to install
compat-libstdc++-devel-
compat-gcc-
compat-libstdc++-
compat-gcc-c++-
This should help
14 years ago
Its not solaris but the web browser which is not reading the symbol correctly. You can use the hexadecimal value instead, I am not sure what it is...but it should be something like %4f or something along those lines. Just search for hexadecimal values on google. Hope that helps
14 years ago
Can I install a oracle 9i client and use that to connect to a Oracle 8i database? My guess would be no, but wasn't sure. Any ideas?
14 years ago
That's excellent advice from Mark. Its all about the atmosphere and how excited you are about your work and its importance to a larger goal (matters to some I guess).
But in the end, a career path is best enjoyed if you actually enjoy doing what you do. If playing with electronics is your thing, even installing car audio at circuit city might seem worth getting up every morning for.
To the original poster, remember: you are only one break away from everything you've wanted for 4 years. Just keep at it, its no point turning away after coming all this way!!
14 years ago
Hi Tiffany
Its YOUR decision whether you can live(literally!!) with this offer. Obviously, I don't know of all your options. But I know one thing for sure, that you won't be able to reason much with them. Accenture is also tight with raises etc...they have a higher than average turnover in the IT Consulting department. If they put you on a nice little project, it might be fun for a while. There's a good chance you will be doing low tech, grunt work for some client. Best of luck with whatever you decide.
14 years ago
Lemme make wild guess...is it ACCENTURE?
I've heard they are lowballing offers and underpaying like crazy. Typically they hire fresh grads and people just starting off in the industry and hire them real CHEAP. Most of their projects that they will put you on, are also very light on technology and more labor intensive.
If it IS Accenture, you shouldn't take it personally IMHO
But be warned, there is little or no chance for any raises in the near future with this company. The field is ripe with fresh graduates trying to break in and a lot of people feel putting a BIG 5 on your resume will pay off down the road, so they don't feel like being a fair paymaster. Stupid but thats the way they want to do business
14 years ago
I remember doing that on my second job. This manager calls me almost 6 weeks after my on site and it was so unexpected and I was so excited that even though there was a teeny-weeny voice in my head saying "ask for more, ask for more" I just couldn't get around to saying it. I guess I was so thankful for getting, of what I then thought, was an awesome position that I just let it go.
I then got a written offer a week later and I was tempted to call them back and pretend like the negotiations never happened, I didn't want to look like a fool and have them say "Dude its too late for that, accept or walk away".
Turned out most of my teammates in similar roles were making more (don't ask how I know). And the job wasn't that kick ass after all , the title was fancy but the work was very boring. AS time passed, that little voice inside my head kept nagging me, kept getting louder I ended up quiting in 6 months.
Maybe its just some stupid self satisfaction of having juiced the company out of all they were willing to, but it is always a good idea to balk at their initial offer because most of the time (if not always) they open with a figure lower than what they are ultimately prepared to pay you.
14 years ago
Any time I recompile my code tomcat4.1 has to be restarted with the shutdown/startup.sh scripts. I didn't have to do that with the previous version (4.0). Eeven though the log says something to the effect of "Reloading context" when I re-compile, it never is able to find those new classes.??? Any suggesstions?
14 years ago
YES!! lots of land in Australia..... :-)
14 years ago
How much is the exam after the promotional code discount? Should the code be entered at the prometric website or you have to go through ORacle somehow??
14 years ago