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By ObviousTroll (Sun Jan 27, 2019 at 03:37:06 PM EST) (all tags)
 TripleByte has been spamming websites I frequent so, out of curiosity I took their coding quiz. For the first question I specified that I was a "generalist".


 ... and nearly all the questions were about web-based situations, most were in languages I didn't even recognize.

On the up side, they were all multiple choice and I think I managed to answer almost all of them correctly. At least TripleByte said I was "exceptional" for whatever that's worth...

Still, the questions seriously reinforced my impression that systems programming as I've been doing for the past 30 years is not really a common thing anymore.

Guess I'd better start looking for node.js tutorials...
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gah not node! by dev trash (2.00 / 0) #1 Sun Jan 27, 2019 at 07:06:19 PM EST


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C++ is in high demand by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Jan 28, 2019 at 06:15:40 AM EST
down here in NoVa. And you might be able to find a job that would let you telecommute. C# is just a cleaned up C++, so you could pick that up easily enough.

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I actually knew C++, Java, and C# once. by ObviousTroll (2.00 / 0) #3 Mon Jan 28, 2019 at 07:16:17 AM EST
But I haven't used C++ since 90-91, and Java or C# since ~02-03 or so.

What I need is to think of a project that will make me re-learn one of them or, more accurately, learn what's changed.


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