The first major problem I encounter so far is the low popularity of dotNET in my area(Bucharest,Romania).
I wouldn't make such a big fuss out of this but usually if I start talking with colleagues or other people that work as developers, about personal projects and other stuff like this, I'm being told that dotNET sucks and C# it's not a real programming language or that even monkeys could code in C# :| It even happened to me in college, during the class. I was talking about an app that uses graphs to solve transportation problems and in the end, when I mentioned the app was written in VC# the professor was so disappointed and he told me to switch to another PL since dotNET makes thing harder
Another problem is the job interview for dotNET dev. So far I stumbled upon a few weird problems.
For example I was asked to manipulate some strings in C#, nothing complicated. Since I had enough time I solved the problem in 2 ways: by using dotNET specific functions and without them. And here comes the weird part - the guy that checked the result was "disappointed"(that's what he said LOL) that I decided TO ACTUALLY USE SPECIFIC dotNET FUNCTIONS I guess I don't have to say I didn't pass the test :|
Another company, another interview, same story: I was asked to develop an app using Windows Forms BUT WITHOUT ACTUALLY USING THE DESIGNER, because it takes way too long. Obviously, the app was supposed to look good even if I was asked to place and arrange the controls on the form without actually seeing what I am doing. I simply fail to see how arranging the controls by moving them pixel by pixel is faster than drag n drop :|
Is there something I'm missing here???? Is this a normal dotNET job interview???? Is this how you actually write apps in C# using VS??
I don't mind being told I lack of experience since I actually do but being told I lack of experience because I use the VS Drag n Drop designer instead of placing and moving controls pixel by pixel or that I use dotNET functions when I write a C# app seams at least weird. Has someone here experienced something like this or it was simply bad luck?
I know this is weird but I kinda got a little scared
This post has been edited by daydr3am3r: 17 June 2011 - 02:16 PM