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up Things I Learned the Hard Way: Engineering and Computer Science in the Real World

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Speaker: David Parmenter
Date: March 15, 2001
Real Videos (2 Parts): 191 MB , 195 MB


Talk Introduction

In this talk I will discuss my own experiences as a self-taught software engineer, designing and implementing product code from scratch.

I will talk about the parts of computer science which:

  • I wish I had known more about
  • I have found to be the most useful
  • have been of little practical use to me

In addition, I will discuss some of the habits and methods which I consider to be 'sine qua non' in product engineering. Examples include:

  • version control
  • testing
  • build tools
  • automation
  • bug databases
  • keeping up to date
  • browsing source code
  • the good and the bad of using class libraries
  • the relationship of the engineer and the business-person

License

The colloquium series videos are licensed slightly differently than our normal classes. These are covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs license which allows free copying but does not allow for the creation of derivative works.


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