Re: Programming???

Subject: Re: Programming???
From: Chris Hamilton <caxdj -at- EARTHLINK -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 07:38:12 -0400

Tom --

(I have to preface this with the statement that I am a software
technical writer. If you write other things, your mileage will likely

I don't know how to write C++ code, but I can write Java code, some C,
and COBOL. I have previously written Clipper, FORTRAN, and Ada, as well.
It's not being able to write the code that's valuable, it's being able
to say that I have written code. It's a tremendous discriminator and it
buys you a lot of credibility right off the bat with developers.

I suspect that it's also helped me to have a greater awareness of what
the developers are going through.


Tom Huffman wrote:
> Having recently changed careers from academia to tech
> writing and conducting my first tech writing job search, I'm
> amazed at how many jobs ask for programming experience. Is
> there really any significant number of tech writers who, in
> addition to the skills required to succeed even as a very
> technically oriented writer, know how to write C++ code?
> --
> Tom Huffman
> tlhuffman -at- earthlink -dot- net
> Corel C_Tech Volunteer
> From ??? -at- ??? Sun Jan 00 00:00:00 0000==

Chris Hamilton
Technical Writer
Tampa, FL
caxdj -at- earthlink -dot- net

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