Joel on Software – Advice for Computer Science College Students

Through slashdot, I saw this nice article by Joel on what you should do if you want to become a programmer and are studying Computer Science:

Joel on Software – Advice for Computer Science College Students here are Joel’s Seven Pieces of Free Advice for Computer Science College Students (worth what you paid for them):

  • Learn how to write before graduating.
  • Learn C before graduating.
  • Learn microeconomics before graduating.
  • Don’t blow off non-CS classes just because they’re boring.
  • Take programming-intensive courses.
  • Stop worrying about all the jobs going to India.
  • No matter what you do, get a good summer internship.

Daniel Lemire, "Joel on Software – Advice for Computer Science College Students," in Daniel Lemire's blog, January 5, 2005.

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A computer science professor at the University of Quebec (TELUQ).

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