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  • Should OMSCS have a Full Stack Development course?
    reddit.com/r/OMSCS | 2021-10-25
    However, this is a very good resource to get you what you feel you're missing: https://missing.csail.mit.edu
  • Lambda School leaked documents show poor performance over the last two years
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-10-25
    I'm extremely skeptical of bootcamps, especially after learning that some of the TA's at Lambda are hired to help with teaching as little as two months into the program as students[0]. I guess that counts toward their "placement" stats!

    Not only that, but Lambda seems so desperate that they will offer a fresh grad at no cost to any company for a 4 week trial period. [1]

    I don't think I've seen a single hire out of a bootcamp work out in the end. Except a few cases where the person actually came from a STEM degree from a good school (and more crucially, already had some exposure to programming during the degree) but it's unclear to me that they actually needed the bootcamp and not just a good primer on modern software development and something like the Missing Semester [2] or a few classes at their school covering software engineering.

    [0] https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/02/lambda-schools-job-p...

    [1] https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25138610

    [2] https://missing.csail.mit.edu/

  • Need help with understanding command input and output and how redirection occurs
    I have been following the lectures given here :https://missing.csail.mit.edu/
  • Do I need to know things before going to college?
    reddit.com/r/csMajors | 2021-10-01
    I'd recommend MIT's missing college semester class. Maybe just skim it to have an idea out there. Knowing something like GIT or IDEs will put you further ahead in the coming curriculum https://missing.csail.mit.edu/
  • So funny story - I tried learning Git, ended up deleting ALL my files.
  • Going to college next week to start Computer Science. Any tips?
    Learn languages, CS doesn't always teach you programming languages, mostly theory. This is also a great resource, MIT Missing CS Semester
  • Help with basic terms (GUI, wrapper, container, etc.) and navigating through all of these as I work on projects.
    See if this helps you: https://missing.csail.mit.edu/
  • Can the experienced sysadmins of this sub let me know if any revisions need to be made to this comment?
    If you are still at the first stages of that road, do the Missing semester of your IT education. Before going to specific distributions and servers, first become comfortable with the command line tools, scripting, vi, git and more. And then try to go deeper than the concepts on that course, with powerful oneliners, playing with partitions and filesystem, /proc, ssh, generic performance and troubleshooting tricks, networking (setting, routing, basic firewall) and package managers for different distributions.
  • Self Taught knowledge !== CS Degree knowledge
    Now that I have some experience, I can say that not all CS grads are the same. I have met some that are brilliant and others that made me question how they made it past their first semester. Not all degrees are equal, and it is definitely possible to get a CS degree without understanding how to apply any of it. There is also definite a gap in knowledge for many CS grads around tools used in industry (cli tools, version control, build systems, etc). MIT even has a whole course themed around these things called the missing semester.
  • Hidden Gems of Free Online Programming Resources that very few people know!
    For me it would be: The Missing Semester
  • Hands-on Linux/CLI course?
    MIT: The Missing Semester of Your CS Education
  • How to teach a DS boot camp grad to work on a technical team?
  • Online coding school Treehouse lays off most of its staff
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-09-14
    > Nearly everyone in my AppAcademy cohort was already a STEM grad and some from top schools.

    > Most of us didn't even need the bootcamp, per-se

    I think you hit the nail on this one. Today kids take https://missing.csail.mit.edu/ instead of doing a bootcamp. "Intro to CS" classes are also more prevalent (and sometimes mandatory) for everyone in STEM nowadays.

  • Is taking Math notes on LaTeX a bad idea?
    reddit.com/r/math | 2021-09-10
    As a person who recently became proficient in vim, I think you’re underselling how difficult it is to learn. In this free online MIT course they estimate that it takes about 20 hours of using Vim to get back to being as fast as you would be with a graphical editor and that estimate lines up with my experience.


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