You're best to learn the programming yourself in class, and when stumped on something or need clarification, ask in the appropriate forum. Try to refrain from having people do your work for you. Good luck in your studies.
"The clue train passed his station without stopping." - John Simmons / outlaw programmer
"Real programmers just throw a bunch of 1s and 0s at the computer to see what sticks" - Pete O'Hanlon
Well, as a developer, my favorite reporting tool is the ReportViewer in .NET 2.0. You can display tabular data and charts and it has several really helpful features, such as paging and a built in download to excel. The only problem is that out of the box it is built for use with Reporting Services (which I understand to be similar to Crystal Reports). With a little coding, however, you can use any datasource with it. http://www.codeproject.com/KB/cs/microsoftreporting.aspx[^] I've used it with oracle and it works great.
I will also do reports on a web page in ASP.NET if I need the user to be able to click a line item and either edit it or view details about the data. It kind of depends what the report needs to do, but IMO, and editable report isn't really a report.
Greetings all, I was hoping I could get some simple answers for an interview that I have tomorrow.
Here is the scoop. I am currently in a fair paying job at my company, but am no longer happy with the career path that I chose. I elected to move into IT because I knew that it would be something that I could seek advice about from my peer group. I am currently in classes to be a programmer (C# certification).
I have an interview tomorrow for a business analyst position. It's up in the IT department and I am hoping that it could be a good transition. However, I am extra nervous because I bombed my last interview upstairs (I didn't have the knowledge to do support upstairs, about a year ago).
Can some of you pose questions that you would ask if you were hiring an analyst? I won't answer them on here unless you ask me to, but I don't know what questions are going to be asked of me, and I am woried that I will mess this up if I don't have some questions set up in advance.
Anything you have I will take with gratitude, even if it's negative.
Beginning Programmer - Still learning as much as possible.
I am a Corporate Recruiter with Prometric,a recognized global leader in technology-enabled assessment services, providing paper-and-pencil, Internet and computer-based testing solutions. We currently have a need for a full-time, permanent contributor to our flagship product as a Senior Software Engineer. The position is located in our headquarters in Baltimore, MD. Please see the job description below.
This position requires an innovative seasoned IT professional to design and develop major enhancements to existing products, as well as produce new products and tools using today’s latest Windows platforms and technologies.
This position is part of an integral team providing opportunity for personal and professional growth through collaboration and knowledge sharing with other senior team members, architects and product teams. The successful candidate must be technically proficient in all phases of the development life cycle yet savvy enough to interface with non-technical stakeholders to achieve results and meet common project goals. The candidate must be one that thrives in a fast paced dynamic environment.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze and design solutions to meet product deliverables of various complexity
Develop work products in accordance with Prometric’s Solution Development Life Cycle (SDLC) processes and best practices
Solve complex, analytical problems with minimal supervision
Create required project documentation such as task schedule, functional specifications, detailed design, unit test plans, unit test cases, and end user documentation
Participate and present in formal code, design, and test plan reviews
Maintain current with the use of industry tools, technologies, and best practices and how they can be leveraged to achieve product/project goals
Minimum of 5 years professional work experience in software design and development in a Windows PC environment using Win32 API
Proficient at developing applications using C++, Visual Studio development environment, and managed and unmanaged code.
Experience developing with COM/ATL
Object oriented design skills using UML or other industry standard modeling tools or languages
Adept at use and concepts of full Software Development Life Cycle methodology
Analytic ability to research technical issues and generate creative/innovative solutions (thinking outside the box)
Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline such as computer science, information systems, or related field is preferred. Equivalent professional work experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
If you would like to discuss further, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Let me know you came from The Code Project!!
Prometric is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V
I am a new Developer and have developed some nice useful custom Small Business Management software while at University. I am thinking of modifying the software and using it to taste the Market of Small businesses in my community (Home town).
Most of the businesses in my community have not used custom softwares (they use e.g Ms Word, Ms Excel to perfom their daily transactions), I wanna bring that to a change.
I want to modify the software to their interest (Add, remove or improve some of its features or start a new software according to their requirements)
I don't know how much to charge them, given that they also don't have knowledge about softwares.
Please help cause I think this can be my break through and Can also be a chance to help Small Businesses in my community to run efficiently.
How are we supposed to know what your potential clients are prepared to pay? I live in a completely different country, so I have no idea what is "the norm" around your area. It's up to you to do some market research - that means you are going to have to get in touch with businesses and find out if they genuinely do have a need, and how much they would be willing to pay to satisfy the need. Now, this is going to be tricky for you to do, because if they don't use the software currently and don't seem to miss it you are going to have to generate interest in them.
Are you really sure that you have something so revolutionary that they are going to jump at investing in your product? There's a reason that they are currently just using Office - it satisfies their needs right now. You are going to have a tough time convincing them that they need to make the transition.
Deja View - the feeling that you've seen this post before.
I recently finished my GRE in preperation for attending graduate school. I was initially intent on going to a traditional university but I thought some of you might have suggetions for good online programs in cs or cis, or resources that rank them.
It's unlikely you'll find a job in the UK with a CV like this. If you sent it to me, I'd put it straight in the bin.
All you've done is list a bunch of technologies. So what? Anyone can do this, whether they actually know the technologies or not. I could write a computer program to create a CV like yours. There will be plenty of other people out there looking for work that know the same technologies as you do. Why should a employer give your CV the time of day over the dozens of other identical CVs he/she has seen that day?
You need to sell yourself to a prospective employer, provide information in your CV that sets you apart from other, equally qualified candidates. If I was reviewing your CV, I would want to know the following:
- What projects have you worked on?
- What was your role in those projects?
- What technologies did you use, and why did you decide to use them?
- What are the significant achievements that you have made during the course of your career?
You should also target your CV at companies that are more likely to value your experience. For instance, if you have specialist experience in the financial sector, target your CV at financial institutions. This should provide more success than adopting a scattershot approach.
"No, his mind is not for rent
To any God or government" Tom Sawyer - Rush
Can anyone suggest a good employment agency in New Zealand, who specialise in Electronic Engineering / Avionics / Software / technical fields? Or anyone who works / has worked in NZ who can suggest potential employers?
At the age of 46 I am trying to relocate the family, and I need to identify potential employers. I am planning on making a short (2 week) visit to NZ about the end of July or early August, partly to see a bit of the country but mainly to talk to potential employers.
I've tried jobs.co.nz and seek.co.nz - there's a couple of possibles, but nothing that really suits what I've done in the past. The main problem is that most of my work history has been development and support for the South African Air Force, and NZ shut down the interesting bits of their air force some years ago.
I'll have a look at the Sun Microsystems, Opus International, and trademe.co.za sites.