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GeneralRe: I am very anti-Microsoft Pin
Lee Sudduth28-Oct-10 6:26
Lee Sudduth28-Oct-10 6:26 
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jschell28-Oct-10 10:14
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Chris Meech27-Oct-10 6:57
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AspDotNetDev27-Oct-10 8:10
protectorAspDotNetDev27-Oct-10 8:10 
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Chris Meech27-Oct-10 8:21
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Trollslayer27-Oct-10 7:15
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drothe27-Oct-10 7:57
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rwinte28-Oct-10 6:05
rwinte28-Oct-10 6:05 
My question is this: why is there still such a disconnect between the academic world and the professional world? I work with C# and .NET all day long. That's not to say I love .NET all of the time, but it does get the job done quite often. It puts food on the table for my family.

I've taken CS classes at two different universities. One university focused more on the practical and business side of programming. The other was very academic. I understand the importance of learning assembly and other such topics in academics, but the "software development" class I took was so mathematical and so far away from anything I ever do in the professional world. I say that because I was working full-time doing development while taking this class. Why haven't some CS departments put more focus on the professional aspect of development?
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englebart28-Oct-10 9:23
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LloydA11127-Oct-10 8:54
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Rob Caldecott27-Oct-10 11:01
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Brad Stiles28-Oct-10 4:09
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swmiller28-Oct-10 4:23
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Alan Burkhart28-Oct-10 6:13
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GeneralI <3 MS Pin
Filip C28-Oct-10 4:26
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Tomz_KV28-Oct-10 4:26
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jschell28-Oct-10 10:26
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Tomz_KV28-Oct-10 10:40
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keozcigisoft28-Oct-10 4:29
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Westley Cooper-Thorn28-Oct-10 4:30
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Max Peck28-Oct-10 5:33
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jschell28-Oct-10 10:32
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Westley Cooper-Thorn31-Oct-10 5:59
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Steve Naidamast28-Oct-10 4:36
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Westley Cooper-Thorn28-Oct-10 4:46
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