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Powershell, C++ etc

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by Jaron78, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

    Nowadays, with knowledge (training guides, Video classes etc) just a Google Search away, does anyone else find themselves learning things that aren't really related to their jobs?

    I am working towards the Network+ so I read on the way into work and on the way home. Once we have the study (Small Bedroom) setup, I will sit in there a few hours a week and do some notes / revision. I did start trying to study during lunch time at work, but as I am the only IT Person in the office, I am "bothered" all day.

    I woke up this morning and thought, I fancy learning Powershell, and maybe a bit of C++. So I have the Powershell in a month of lunches book on my Kindle and a few You Tube courses...and away I go!!

    Is this just me or does anyone else finding themselves doing things like this?
  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

    I've taught myself :- Scala, Python, Hadoop, CUDA, Apache Spark, Statistics, Java 8, R, Biology, Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Bioconductor, Reactive Programming, Computational Investing, Epigenetics, Microeconomics, System Administration, Pentesting/Shellcode, etc.

    While some may be relevant in future, most don't really relate to my day job that much.

    I was a full-time C++ programmer for about 7 years back in the late nineties, feel free to PM me if you have a question. The language has changed a lot since then with latest standard being C++14.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2015
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  3. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster


    Thank you @dmarsh That is a very impressive list.

    I am swaying more towards Powershell to start with but I really liked C++ when I was younger so hopefully the love affair is still there.

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