Sorry, looks like the title got cut off.
Anyway, some threads, for reference:
...in another post in the same thread...
This one is worse:
So far, no different than a lot of new programmers. When it is suggested that the OP actually learn how to program instead of just trying to stumble through it, he responded:
And these are far, far from the only ones.
I just don't understand this. What the hell did you do all the previous years you were in school? Jerk off? Because you certainly weren't learning how to program if you have to ask "what is object??"
Why are these people doing these projects that are totally out of their grasp, to get degrees certifying that they know how to program, when some of them would have trouble writing Hello World, much less FizzBuzz.
I guess I could understand if they're students learning a totally new language, but why, for the love of god, would you choose a language you know nothing about to write your final project in? If it's just professors being dicks, then I apologize, but somehow I doubt it.
This irritates me to no end. I don't have a degree. I blew my chance when I was younger, and I would love to have a chance to go back and prove that I have what it takes. But I see people like this and wonder, why the hell does anyone care about a degree when people like this can get one?
I guess what I'm asking is, can someone shed some light on this phenomenon? I'm sure you have seen it too.