Must Read Articles for us Computer Science / IT Grads

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  1. bosky101

    bosky101 New Member

    Must Read Articles for IT / Computer Science Grads

    I wish I had been able to read all of them myself before i began my engineering . But i couldnt stumble upon these works of art from some of the greatest programming and software minds out there.

    So here's a compilation that ive always wanted to make ,and hopefully some of you might just go ahead and them .

    1. Joel Spolsky's - Advice for Computer Science College Students

    2. Stevey Yegge's Tour de Babel

    3. Paul Graham'sUndergraduation

    4. Steve Job's Commencement address at Stanford

    5. Eric Steven Raymond's How To Become A Hacker

    6. tastyresearch ' s My Microsoft Google Yahoo Stories

    7. TAW's blog The right to criticize programming languages

    Remember Mark Twain said - 'dont ever let school/college come in way of your education '
  2. bottle

    bottle Caffeine Addict
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    i used to subscribe to spolsky's newsletter last time is he/that still around ?
  3. Ank1t

    Ank1t Well-Known Member

    Read 4 of those articles till now. Great reads man.. Thx a lot.. Repped:)
  4. thexfactor

    thexfactor Insanely Awesome!!

    Thanks mate ... great links :)
  5. digital_brain

    digital_brain New Member

    "Without further ado, then, here are Joel's Seven Pieces of Free Advice for Computer Science College Students (worth what you paid for them):

    1. Learn how to write before graduating.

    2. Learn C before graduating.

    3. Learn microeconomics before graduating.

    4. Don't blow off non-CS classes just because they're boring.

    5. Take programming-intensive courses.

    6. Stop worrying about all the jobs going to India.

    7. No matter what you do, get a good summer internship."

    now thats one thing i don't worry about at all :p
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  6. sunbiz_3000

    sunbiz_3000 New Member

    4. Steve Job's Commencement address at Stanford

    This one's a master piece of public speaking and the man's life!! Truly inspirational!!
  7. kamlash

    kamlash New Member

    thanks bosky amazing links you have given us especially spolskys article was amazing
  8. Toxic

    Toxic New Member

    Long live Bosky and long live techenclave lmao

    nice post :)
  9. samatre

    samatre New Member

    Yes he is still there at : Joel on Software

    You can subscribe to his RSS feed to read his posts.
  10. a_k_s_h_a_y

    a_k_s_h_a_y Active Member

    thanks a lot to bosky101 will always be greatful to u
  11. pathik

    pathik New Member

    yea man.. good articles..
  12. ru121279

    ru121279 New Member

    ahh ... seems like a good bit of reading for me tonite thanks for the links d00d ...
  13. hammerhead

    hammerhead New Member

  14. MHG

    MHG New Member

    Seriously... after reading most of them, I'm motivated more than ever to give my fullest towards Software Engineering. But among the non-technical stuff, steve jobs had probably the BEST words to say. He may be a sort of snob these days, but to think that he went through some of the worst times we can imagine, it seriously inspires me to double and redouble my effort.
  15. TheDeadMan

    TheDeadMan New Member

    Nice articles :) .. in d final yr on engineering ryt nw :D
  16. Yondaime

    Yondaime New Member

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  17. JohnAndrews

    JohnAndrews New Member

    Computer Science is worthless without a plan
  18. avi

    avi Well-Known Member

    Great post !!! Thanks for bumping up.

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