Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
EREBUS0
User Rank
Rookie
Learning curve
EREBUS0   3/19/2014 4:57:22 PM
NO RATINGS
AMEN!

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.

 

TFCSD
User Rank
CEO
Re: Learning curve
TFCSD   3/19/2014 10:40:42 PM
NO RATINGS
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. 

zeeglen
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Learning curve
zeeglen   3/20/2014 12:24:57 AM
NO RATINGS
@EREBUS0  Not every upgrade is useful.


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


Sheetal.Pandey
User Rank
Manager
Re: Learning curve
Sheetal.Pandey   3/20/2014 7:24:18 AM
NO RATINGS
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.

betajet
User Rank
CEO
Regression
betajet   3/20/2014 9:46:30 AM
NO RATINGS
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 :-)

JanineLove
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Learning curve
JanineLove   3/20/2014 10:08:02 AM
NO RATINGS
Good point @TFCSD. We need to influence the gatekeepers too.

JanineLove
User Rank
Blogger
18th century
JanineLove   3/20/2014 10:14:12 AM
NO RATINGS
Hey @Caleb, your post here reminds me of a quote I often shared with my students in the past, from Alexander Pope: "A little learning is a dangerous thing;
drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drinking largely sobers us again." Fundamental human flaw?

JanineLove
User Rank
Blogger
Re: 18th century
JanineLove   3/20/2014 10:15:11 AM
NO RATINGS
Add to this idea,  more learning keeps us humble (the more you know, the more you don't know), and keeps us learning more.

BeALert
User Rank
Rookie
Re: Learning curve
BeALert   3/20/2014 10:57:22 AM
NO RATINGS
On a really good tool you cannot tell the difference when you update. Somewhere there's a new menu option or short cut or way of looking at it.

Basically with a good tool you only notice and learn the new features as and when you need them and you never need to re-learn the old features.

Bert22306
User Rank
CEO
An excuse for doing nothing
Bert22306   3/20/2014 5:16:07 PM
NO RATINGS
Totally agree, Caleb. Over the years, I've noticed that those who indulge in this "surfing," as you call it, are also those who never seem capable of getting on with their tasks. It becomes an excuse for delaying.

The producers, on the other hand, have an uncanny ability for getting stuff done in spite of this sort of handicap.

Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Carlos Bueno

Adventures in Userland
Carlos Bueno
Post a comment
Editor’s Note: Excerpted from Lauren Ipsum: A story about computer science and other improbable things, author Carlos Bueno introduces us to Lauren and her adventures in ...

Max Maxfield

Tired Old iPad 2 vs. Shiny New iPad Air 2
Max Maxfield
8 comments
I remember when the first iPad came out deep in the mists of time we used to call 2010. Actually, that's only four years ago, but it seems like a lifetime away -- I mean; can you remember ...

Martin Rowe

Make This Engineering Museum a Reality
Martin Rowe
Post a comment
Vincent Valentine is a man on a mission. He wants to make the first house to ever have a telephone into a telephone museum. Without help, it may not happen.

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
16 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...