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Old 07-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #1
NikhilShukl
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Smile From College Lab. to Real-Life


....myself is Nikhil Shukl.

i've completed my graduation in "Computer Application".

this is a little overview.....Html, c/c++, java, Shell scripting, oracle,visual basic.NET, Action script, Assembly language.... .. ..

almost all the programming is done under the WINDOWS , except the shell scripting. but i'm equally comfortable with Linux-solaris.
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Now, my confusion....

i want to take further my career in linux. what shoud i do ??

i mean, whatever i've done in college is just a PROGRAMS, for understanding the languages.

but i know the real-life scenario will be much different.

on linux i would prefer to work in C++ and Java.

so..what should i do to make myself familiar to real-scenario ?

obviously, companies would not ask me to code some Fibonacci series, finding prime numbers, odd-even Etc.

i don't want to be lost-confused in those situations. so i think, i should be prepare for those uncertainties.

can you give me some suggestions regarding this ?
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i've searched some topics ,suitable for my query. i've seen some career related, but those are only about choosing the right language on linux.

though, if this is the WRONG post - place. just inform me. i would not mind deletion of this topic.
 
Old 07-21-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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I would install linux at home, if you haven't, preferably on a test machine so you can mess it up while keeping your skills sharp and learning new tasks. Read through forums like this one, helping out when you can and learning from other peoples mistakes/knowledge. But you need to know what it is you wan to do professionally and lean towards those aspects.

Oh and it doesnt matter how much you know, you'll be confused somewhat when you get that new job
 
Old 07-21-2010, 10:30 AM   #3
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I suggested getting involved with an open-source project. The Fedora Project is a good project to get involved. You could simply test Fedora and log bugs you find on their Bugzilla system, or, you could submit patches to fix existing bugs. With a project like Fedora you'll get real world experiences, like using system such as Git, Subversion and Bugzilla. These are tools used widely in the IT industry.
 
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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Oh...so quick reply !!!

well....i'm already using Linux,(and so many distros , ubuntu,fedora,RHEL5, solaris to name a few !!) ,

also, some linux kernel modules and device drivers . obviously from Books , tutorials.

But....i'm often find some words-terms which i can't understand, even though i'm heavy reader, and i do lots of testings.

for example ...i couldn't get properly what the EJB (Enterprise Java Beans) is ??? or say what are the real-life requirements of it ??

BUT..yes..

Quote:
Oh and it doesnt matter how much you know, you'll be confused somewhat when you get that new job

....i would -should prepare myself for that


and....
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I suggested getting involved with an open-source project.
--- yes, that would be useful. i'll try on some projects.

...and..accept my Thanks, both of you.

 
Old 07-21-2010, 02:48 PM   #5
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

You could look up a LUG from Linux User Groups, World list to possibly get some mentoring or direct guidance. Most professional entry level positions will provide a mentor of some sort initially. Local Universities have LUGs that may help, most of the members should be peer to your skills. Network with as many people within the workgroup as possible.

 
Old 07-21-2010, 04:00 PM   #6
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onebuck....

i've just returned from the sites, suggested by you.

..and, i don't want to say anything except that, i find it really informative.


but, now the most important part....

from above links what i found is

Read Linus'(Linus Torvalds) very first post to the Internet in 1991, about the creation of what would become Linux

...i really liked it, thanks
 
  


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