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betajet   3/20/2014 9:46:30 AM
SP said: Many times newly released versions have bugs too...

Yes, and they are different bugs from the current version.  Regression is a very real problem.  In fact, there's a song about it:

  99 little bugs in the code,
  99 bugs in the code...
  Take one out, compile again,
  100 little bugs in the code.

Repeat until bug count goes to zero :-)

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Re: Learning curve
Sheetal.Pandey   3/20/2014 7:24:18 AM
Yes its very important to hoenstly follow the learning curve without jumping to shortcuts of getting higher version. Every higher version has just few more features added. Its required to make your hands dirty with the lower versions and master it. Many times newly released versions have bugs too and I would say if good and dedicated time is spent on lower versions, it doesnt take much time to master the higher versions too.

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Re: Learning curve
zeeglen   3/20/2014 12:24:57 AM
@EREBUS0  Not every upgrade is useful.

And can actually be a downgrade when the latest removes attributes of the earlier (and better) version.

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Re: Learning curve
TFCSD   3/19/2014 10:40:42 PM
Great idea until you run across that hiring manager or tech head hunter who only knows the lastest version number after looking at a sales advertisment. 

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Learning curve
EREBUS0   3/19/2014 4:57:22 PM

I have seen too many people running from version to version and language to language to the point were they are profficient in NOTHING!

I would rather have someone who has taken years to learn one version to perfection than be up on the latest.  I want people who can do things.  One year's experience in one version and then starting over means you only have one year's experience.

You should be paid appropriately.

Be a master at something before you run to the next version.  Not every upgrade is useful.  Espicially if the old version does most of what you need.


Just my opinion.


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As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.

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