Ok, this is just going to be a total vent. Nothing to really debate about it.
I’ve taken computer science for 3 years in high school. I KNOW how to fucking code in C++. Now I’m back in an entry-level programming course (SANS 174) learning how to code C++ with the rest of the students who’ve never touched this stuff in their life. I TRIED to sign up for the damn 274 course, but I didn’t have the prerec. Fuck that. If I know I can do it then let me. If I fail it’s my own fucking fault. So I go to take this “profeciency test” right? I asked for a review of what might be on the test. I could do everything on the review no problem. The review he gave me was the 1st mid-term in the 174 class. Very basic stuff. Then I get the profeciency test. Maybe, 2 problems on there were like the one from the review. That’s bull shit. It’s not that his test was really hard, it’s just that I didn’t expect the stuff, so of course I don’t review the hard stuff that I had to teach myself. I learn how to write my on classes and headerfiles on my own. So ofcourse mine aren’t going to be like the books. But they work. So fuck you for saying my way is wrong. I got a fucking 60 on this test and I needed a 74. 30 points was writing code out by hand. Fuck that, I bet if he gave me 30 min. to write the code on the computer I could have it working. You don’t write a program out on paper, you put it on the program. How many people can write their own class perfect without any syntax errors the first time?! Theirs a debugger on those things for a reason damn it! I know how to do everything on that damn test, but just because it doesn’t look right, doesn’t mean it’s wrong. Go back to Germany or where ever you came from and teach over there you prick.
Now, of course, I feel like a fucking moron. I feel that I’m not good enough to be a good programmer. Which I know isn’t true, but it hurts the ole’ self-esteem ya know? I know that I can do this shit…but “they” say I’m not good enough. Well fuck them. They can kiss my ass when I’m making a shit load of money cuz they aren’t getting a fucking dime of it!