And to be honest, I think it's a better way to go. The very best RPG
programmers in MY experience came from business analysis positions, because
they brought that intangible asset of business savvy to the mix.

Someone with nothing but technical knowledge from a CS degree or
certification tests often is unable to apply that knowledge to the real
world. At SSA, programmers were required to be APICS certified, simply
because we needed the knowledge to do our jobs.

Not only that, but as the development tools get better and more earmarked
for end users, the purely technical side of programming is going to
diminish, so a business skill is going to be far more important, except
maybe to the tool vendors.


From: Paul Nelson

Those kids should get a degree in a business related field, and then go
IT if they are so inclined. It's a whole lot easier to teach an accountant
to program than it is to teach a computer science grad how to prepare a
balance sheet or to perform a physical inventory the right way.

From: Dan

One aspect that I hear about frequently is that we're not seeing enough
computer programming graduates. Is it possible that kids see what has
happened to the job market? Why the h*ll would any kid spend four years
in college to earn a degree s/he can't use?

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