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Transitioning from hobbyist to professional? [vb6]
« on: January 05, 2011, 10:46:01 PM »
I've been programming in vb6 since I was young. I've done a lot of different types of work, and I'm very familiar with the language. However, since I taught myself at a young age, I overlooked things that I didn't need at the time and such. Recently I've been given the opportunity to work as a vb6 programmer / maintainer for a local company. What kinds of things do you suggest I touch up on and re-read?

Of course I'm going to be going over databasing, saving and loading files, directory hierarchy and that sort of thing. I just wanted some advice because I've never programmed on a professional level before.

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Re: Transitioning from hobbyist to professional? [vb6]
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 10:53:49 PM »
If you already know that much, you most probably won't need much additional knowledge. For example: Unless you will have to write a server of some sort, you won't need socket programming knowledge. Just do your thing and when you get stuck, use Google to find the information that you need. The company gave you the job for the knowledge you already have (or should have), not for something you are yet going to learn. :)

I'd say that working with files, advanced data structures, algorithms, classes, visual controls and database access should be enough knowledge for the average programmer.
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Re: Transitioning from hobbyist to professional? [vb6]
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 11:04:27 PM »
If you already know that much, you most probably won't need much additional knowledge. For example: Unless you will have to write a server of some sort, you won't need socket programming knowledge. Just do your thing and when you get stuck, use Google to find the information that you need. The company gave you the job for the knowledge you already have (or should have), not for something you are yet going to learn. :)

I'd say that working with files, advanced data structures, algorithms, classes, visual controls and database access should be enough knowledge for the average programmer.

Awesome, thanks blizz :D