Arun Kumar wrote:Hi Jacquie Barker
I had switched to BSA role from tech lead role almost a year back and was wondering since on whether to go back, and looks like this was the book or the guide line I was looking for
I am in Australia, Sydney Is it possible to buy the book locally , if so please let me know the distributor/book store name
Sheila Deskins wrote:You become 'old' we you get stuck working on trailing edge technology.
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:
Campbell Ritchie wrote:You should put your foot down and insist on being shown documentation.
And if there is no documentation to show you?
What you can do is make things better for the next guy. There may not be documentation now, but there's no reason there can't be in the future. Write down what you learn and start some documents. Get others to do the same.
Burk Hufnagel wrote:
One thing I strongly recommend to people is that to build your network before you need it. To me, asking someone you've just met to take a look at your resume because you're looking for a job is fine at a job fair, but doesn't make a great first impression anywhere else. What's your opinion?
Brett Lewinski wrote:Hi Jacquie -
I have a question regarding new technologies. I recently attended a symposium and I was introduced to a slew of newer and innovating technologies and languages; they really got me excited. Now my current employer doesn't use any of these technologies and it is really difficult to bring a new technology into the environment. My question is how do I continue to keep my enthusiasm level high concerning the new technologies and learn them the best I can? I don't want to put off learning them but on the other hand I don't have much of an opportunity to learn them and I don't want to keep too narrow of a skill set.
I actually thought of another question; if I aspire to become a software architect do you think it is better to have a specific skill set that you are a rockstar in or is it better to know a variety of different skills?
Kavita Tipnis wrote:
A very helpful analogy, we did that, Netbeans Visual Web JSF framework was new and it did not quite pickup, so we decided to overhall all the applications to simple JSP apps.
Monu Tripathi wrote:
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Monu,
How do you define application development? Because the way I define it, mobile development is a type of application development. Mobile devices do have applications on them.
My definition is the same: mobile development IS application development.
I want to do more than just that; for instance, I want to be able to port a mobile OS to different hardware devices or program micro-controllers. Basically, I want to more closer to system hardware and also be capable of writing applications.
BTW, thanks for asking this question, it brought my thread in the visible area so as to solicit a reply from Jacquie!
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