[UPHPU] Coding chops?
velda at novapages.com
Mon Feb 9 11:02:49 MST 2009
cole at colejoplin.com wrote:
>> My opinion of that reference probably comes from the following idiom:
>> * bust one's chops, Slang. to exert oneself.
> Clint -- You are a serious crack up. That's GOT to be true. While not
> necessarily intended by the job poster, this may be a Freudian slip. I
> wonder if the post included something else as colorful, such as "slave
Heheh, too funny. My sleepy noggin missed that last night :-D
> "Programming chops" is pretty nebulous. Like it's a warning for
> non-programmer's not to apply to a programmer's position. I've worked
> with guys who were great programmers but coded themselves in to ugly
> corners all day long, thinking they were building some programming
> version of Mount Rushmore, to last the ages. And I've seen programmers
> who swore they had chops and couldn't be trusted to test their code
> before checking into the repository. With predictable disastrous
> results, they got their programming chops busted. To say they exerted
> themselves is an understatement.
>> Since I'd say my programming chops aren't worth much, if you happen to
>> run across a job that requires some mad CSS skills, do holler ;-)
> You got it right, Velda. I'll take "mad skills" over "busted chops"
> any day! Nice attitude. Before you sell yourself too short, consider
> that CSS skills cover some very core concepts of programming, like
> inheritance, overwriting class properties, and separation of content
> from display (just like MVC). You may not be as far away as you think
> you are. ;)
> -- Cole
Thanks for the boost ;-) I -get- the programming end of things, but
it's just not my forte. I'll see if I can pick up the slack and get
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