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    • Re: I don't understand the software profession
      Posted 05/03/2017 12:21 PM - Hide
    • Rex posted:
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      That is another myth. Not saying you can't make money in the appstore, but I read that is similar to the dating market, where 90% of women want 10% of men. I think the statistics are even harsher. Most apps are lucky to make pennies. If you went in back in 2008 you would have had a much better chance. It is more saturated than the Pacific Ocean now.

      A friend has an app in Apple's store. As he put it to me:

      "I've made enough to buy a pizza."
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      The appstore is a case of 1% of the apps taking in 99% of the money. The remaining 1% is shared with the 99%. Many of the top apps involve facebook, google and some games like fruit ninja. Walmart and Target are top apps, but they are also serious real world businesses.

      There are thousands of Tip apps, but I'm sure the first few did very well.
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    • Re: I don't understand the software profession
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      Show an employer an app in the appstore, you are hired instantly.

      Right...

      Show a girl on a dating site a dick pic, you have an instant wife.
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    • Re: I don't understand the software profession
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      It is really horrible. Even if you are a mobile developer, there is native (obj c or swift or java). Then the is Xamarin, Cordoba, React-native, and about 10 others. Jobs are specific about the skill they want. Many want crazy combinations of different skills. Then they hire some 21 yo Indian who takes 60K and creates some clusterfuck for the next sucker to maintain.

      A fair description of the industry. Plus, it is getting faster and faster, while developers are getting less and less skilled in the basics of programming design. Idiocracy next.
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    • The Four Dot General posted:
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      It is really horrible. Even if you are a mobile developer, there is native (obj c or swift or java). Then the is Xamarin, Cordoba, React-native, and about 10 others. Jobs are specific about the skill they want. Many want crazy combinations of different skills. Then they hire some 21 yo Indian who takes 60K and creates some clusterfuck for the next sucker to maintain.

      A fair description of the industry. Plus, it is getting faster and faster, while developers are getting less and less skilled in the basics of programming design. Idiocracy next.

      I was looking at stack overflow jobs. I think that many of those jobs would be off limits even to the real "top, elusive talent." The jobs boil down to: Did you work on /skill of the day/ for the last 3-5 years? Do you also have skill a, k, n, p, and x? We have free catered lunches and we encourage everyone to apply!
      The only company that don't ask for skills is Google, but that is like talking about the 1%. The mainstream, average dev is really fucked.

      I would almost say look for some state job. It will be boring as fuck, you will work on old tech, but you will be there 30 years with a pension.
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    • Re: I don't understand the software profession
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      I was looking at stack overflow jobs. I think that many of those jobs would be off limits even to the real "top, elusive talent." The jobs boil down to: Did you work on /skill of the day/ for the last 3-5 years? Do you also have skill a, k, n, p, and x? We have free catered lunches and we encourage everyone to apply!
      The only company that don't ask for skills is Google, but that is like talking about the 1%. The mainstream, average dev is really fucked.

      I would almost say look for some state job. It will be boring as fuck, you will work on old tech, but you will be there 30 years with a pension.

      Really?
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      Posted 05/03/2017 07:57 PM - Hide
    • Today I just dealt with a partner that use our API. They had pointed their production site to our test harness/sandbox. It took them 5 days to figure out how to resolve this because their APU developer is a fucktard. They lost about $200,000 in revenue as a result of their self imposed outage. If you are not retarded or an OCD aspie (even then there is some leeway) you will have a job for life if you can fog a mirror in software.
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    • Gutt Pile posted:
      Today I just dealt with a partner that use our API. They had pointed their production site to our test harness/sandbox. It took them 5 days to figure out how to resolve this because their APU developer is a fucktard. They lost about $200,000 in revenue as a result of their self imposed outage. If you are not retarded or an OCD aspie (even then there is some leeway) you will have a job for life if you can fog a mirror in software.

      I think you kind of need to write your own software/web site and sell your software/web site. Just being a code monkey is a guaranteed path to bigly suck, even if one graduated from Stanford. Not many so-called software developers have their own "API"
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    • And this is why I got off the technology flavor of the month around Y2K. I only do project management and finance now. Ask me how much PM has changed since Y2K? Only thing that I have had to learn was Agile/Scrum. Beyond that my skills work whether you are doing mainframes, client server or mobile.
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    • Re: I don't understand the software profession
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    • olivia pope posted:
      Gutt Pile posted:
      Today I just dealt with a partner that use our API. They had pointed their production site to our test harness/sandbox. It took them 5 days to figure out how to resolve this because their APU developer is a fucktard. They lost about $200,000 in revenue as a result of their self imposed outage. If you are not retarded or an OCD aspie (even then there is some leeway) you will have a job for life if you can fog a mirror in software.

      I think you kind of need to write your own software/web site and sell your software/web site. Just being a code monkey is a guaranteed path to bigly suck, even if one graduated from Stanford. Not many so-called software developers have their own "API"

      A toilet cleaner is higher than a code monkey.
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