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Old 16th October 2003, 10:09     #1
List Ya skills

Hey Peeps.

I've had some excellent feedback from many of the fellas and fellasses in this forum, and have even been foolish enough to have paid some of you for it!

Anyhow, the point of this thread is for ya'all to list your skills if you want to offer free help and advice. (wanted paid work is kinda like advertising so that can be dealt with person to person I guess).

Anyhow, if you want to list some of your skills, qualified or not, then list some here. Anyone wanting help can control+f for the skill needed and then contact each person.

Feel free to make this sticky if it gets good feedback, or delete if it turns funny. Please only post ya skills!
Old 16th October 2003, 11:22     #2
Farmer Joe
Word To Your Motherboard!
While I think this is a good idea, I like the fact that people post questions and answers here so everyone can read them.
Old 16th October 2003, 11:25     #3
Yep that's cool, but I'm thinking of when people need work done, or will pay to have work done. This doesn't involve helping out with exerts of code. The users can draw the line anyways.
Old 16th October 2003, 11:37     #4
STICKIED! Sounds like a good idea. I'd agree with FJ. It is still good to keep day to day questions and answers where everyone can read them. Would be helpful for more extensive problems that are specific to one situation, or for pay though.

Anyway, I'll kick it off.

Java, Swing, J2EE, OO design, JSP, HTML, XML, XSLT, Oracle, MySQL, C/C++, JBoss, Orion app server (AKA Oracle 9i app server) PHP, Lotus Notes/Domino
I'm not Australian, I just live there - Tales of Team Fortress 2 pwnage and other hilarity

Last edited by MadLep : 16th October 2003 at 11:41.
Old 16th October 2003, 11:41     #5
Cool. Me joins the line. Core skills I am confident with:

* Html / css
* php
* Javascript
* Java
* Perl
* Mysql
* Oracle
* *nix
* Apache

That'll do.
Old 16th October 2003, 12:06     #6
php, perl, python, xml/xslt, linux, postgresql, mysql, oracle, html, apache
Old 16th October 2003, 12:42     #7

competant in :



networking skills from fucking around at home with small networks of linux/win98/XP machines, and at lan parties with up to 14 98/me/2k/xp machines, so not quite a sysadmin yet.

General linux use and configuration

an arseload of theory from uni that hasnt been used yet (but no doubt will be)
Old 16th October 2003, 13:39     #8
Mac OS X
Filemaker Pro
Logical database design
Old 16th October 2003, 14:31     #9
The Lord of the Dragons
Confident In:
  • C/C++ (Non-GUI)
  • CSS
  • Java (incl. AWT & Swing)
  • Linux
  • mIRC Scripting
  • SOHO Networks
  • Windows
Some Experience with:
  • Assembler (WRAMP)
  • JavaScript
  • Haskell
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Tcl/Tk
  • Unix
Old 16th October 2003, 15:04     #10
  • PHP/HTML etc
  • C/C++
Old 16th October 2003, 15:34     #11
Wireless Slacker

Confident in:
  • Cold Fusion
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • SQL

Learning/had experience with:
  • ASP
  • XML
  • PHP
  • C/C++
  • Perl

Misc Computer stuff:
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Networks
  • Wireless
  • Numerous Servers
Old 16th October 2003, 16:31     #12
Delphi - LOTS of experience, just not in the areas people are used to.

Report Builder - heck, reporting in general *ack*

xBase - remember that?

Some basic Linux skills

The usual MS operating system/networking stuff (MCP - NT4 Core Tech.)

More experience in documentation (formatting of, and some writing) than I particually care for
Old 16th October 2003, 18:25     #13
Nothing Else Matters
Confident in
  • C#
  • Windows Forms
  • SQL Server
  • ASP
  • HTML
  • Javascript
  • C / C++
  • SQL and the other relational database stuff
  • XML
Forever shall the wolf in me desire the sheep in you.
Old 16th October 2003, 23:33     #14

* Assembly
* C/C++
* Pascal
* Delphi
* DirectX 9.x
* Win32

hmm thats it
Old 17th October 2003, 08:52     #15
Bread winners:
  • ASP.NET (C#)
  • ASP (Microsoft & Sun One)
  • JavaScript
  • VBScript
  • CSS
  • (X)HTML
  • XML (and related)
  • SQL (MySQL & SQL Server specificly)
Other Comfortables:
  • Windows Scripting Host
  • Perl
[edit] Can I mention that I'd currently like to win some bread?

Last edited by HEX : 17th October 2003 at 08:56.
Old 17th October 2003, 11:10     #16
Farmer Joe
Word To Your Motherboard!

  • PHP
  • Perl
  • [X]HTML
  • CSS (inc. style based layouts)
  • Apache
  • MySQL
  • XML (inc. RSS etc.)
  • Javascript
  • Java (ish)
  • Cold Fusion (been awhile)
  • Linux (noob)
  • UI Design
Old 17th October 2003, 11:15     #17
This thread has made me think about how much I know. I am finishing a BSc. in computer science this year (had my last lecture this morning even, only 4 exams to go now..) and I really have no idea how good at programming I am or how confident at it I am. The only experience I have had in IT is as a network/systems administrator (mostly win2k + a bit of linux...) in a job i've had this year since feb. I get reasonable marks at uni (A- average).

However, reading the lists here makes me feel like I know hardly anything. Did anyone else finishing a degree feel like this?

My list:

languages im really confident in:

- java

others im not so confident in:

- c
- css/html
- a bit of SQL + relational db stuff
- linux
- networking, addressing, routing, analysis & design, unix services
- win2k systems/networking admin stuff
- LaTeX

(by not so confident in, I mean I have only had to do a few things in each for assignments and the like. Everything i've done in them has worked, I just haven't got much experience)

Last edited by Dan : 17th October 2003 at 11:23.
Old 17th October 2003, 13:13     #18

i felt exactly like that Dan. I knew all this shit, but i couldnt use it. Or , i didnt know how it fitted all together. But since starting work all of a sudden you find yourself understanding these ideas and concpets you've never heard befor, and its because you just needed a context and someone to say that one little thing that ties together two vast seemingly unrelated subsets of info together, or youve thought of a solution to a problem that ties together the plethora of information you though was useless. I learnt java in a week from scratch, but i didnt really because i already knew most of it , i just didnt know i knew it. The hardest time i had was coping with the vast amount of objects that exist, but thats not a programming thing. We didnt do java at uni, we used pascal 1st year, then whatever the hell we wanted to (usually c). Theyre all the same anyway.... >8)
So dont fret, all that useless crap will become useful when(if) you get a job coding
Old 17th October 2003, 14:21     #19
Yep. Know all about that.
Java can be learnt real quick if you've done C++ style (or even C) languages.

But it's the hundreds (or is it thousands now?) of classes in the JDK libraries. The JDK 1.4 Api Javadoc link is the most regularly used in my favourites, and after 4 years of java work I still haven't used most of the classes.

Then you get all the extra packages and it really gets crazy. J2EE anyone?
Old 17th October 2003, 15:14     #20
Hehe, i remember reading trade mags when at University and not understanding much at all. Im still grateful to my first employer for giving me a chance.

Trick is to find a job using a skill your comfortable with (in my case it was Pascal/Delphi) and in the course of that job, you will be exposed to many more technologies typically, its just the nature of the industry.

(C#, VB.NET, ASP, Javascript, VBScript, HTML, SQL, XML, Java/J2EE/JSP, Jade, Delphi).
Old 17th October 2003, 15:15     #21
Farmer Joe
Word To Your Motherboard!
Yeah it's the same with Perl... I'm sure I've recoding stuff already available in modules. Sure as hell can't find it the right module most of the time though.

Last edited by Farmer Joe : 17th October 2003 at 15:16.
Old 17th October 2003, 17:38     #22
?? why is HTML listed.. it isn't a programming language....
Old 17th October 2003, 18:25     #23
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • ASP
  • Coldfusion
  • Basic Java
  • Basic C/C++

Other scripting
  • HTML
  • XML
  • CSS 1/2
  • DOM 1/2
  • Javascript

Operating Systems
  • Linux (specifically Slackware, but have used Redhat and Debian)
  • Windows 98-XP (most workstation, but some server stuff)

Hardware related
  • Generic geek upbringing, playing about with computers for many years
  • Networking skills pretty much along the same lines (mm, 4 player Doom )

That'll do
Old 17th October 2003, 18:45     #24
Originally posted by SID|DensitY
?? why is HTML listed.. it isn't a programming language....
1) it's a skill
2) As easy as it is, a lot of people just don't know what to do with it
3) Advanced html (and tieing it in with CSS / JS etc) is not terribly simple
Old 17th October 2003, 20:57     #25
I agree that its as skill but it isn't a programming language

the name says it all

Hyper Text Makeup Language
Old 17th October 2003, 21:55     #26
Originally posted by SID|DensitY
Hyper Text Makeup Language
Is that intentionally wrong?

Its not a programming language and I do agree with yaksman.
Old 17th October 2003, 22:27     #27
Originally posted by SID|DensitY
I agree that its as skill but it isn't a programming language

the name says it all

Hyper Text Makeup Language
Have I missed something? Where in this thread does it say "list your languages"? Answer - no where!
Old 17th October 2003, 23:16     #28
Java (J2SE), Swing/AWT
C, C++ under Linux and Windows
PHP, Smarty templates
Visual Basic
Bash Shell Scripting
XML, Document Object Model
MySQL on Linux and Windows (incl. ACID Transactions, etc)
MS Access

Linux (Red Hat 5.x through to 9.0, Debian 3.0, as desktop and server)
Windows 95 through to XP Professional Desktop
Windows NT 4 Server, 2000 Small Business Server

MS Visual Studio 6 & .NET
TogetherSoft Together 5 & 6
Borland JBuilder
Standard GNU Linux / Unix development tools
Apache web-server

AND.. I'm available for hire!
Old 18th October 2003, 04:24     #29
Ich Bin Ein Grey Lynner
OO Architecture
Java, server side, no client at all

OO Architecture sounds like a wank but I think it's my biggest skill. I'm on my third project which has gone on for more than 5 years, and the structure of the code takes up far more of my time and thinking than the details of whatever language its written in.

Last edited by smudge : 18th October 2003 at 04:26.
Old 18th October 2003, 11:41     #30
Originally posted by SID|DensitY
I agree that its as skill but it isn't a programming language
So, what's your point?
It's definitely a related skill.
Old 21st October 2003, 08:42     #31
cidr routing
Old 21st October 2003, 17:46     #32
Programming (mostly learning and experinced in)
  • PHP
  • CFML ( did a little experince with this, can't say I know it aswell as other people here)
  • XSL
  • JSP
  • SQL

  • ActionScript (Flash)
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

  • Photoshop
  • 3d Studio MAX
  • Flash
  • Jasper Reports (iReports)
  • Corel Draw (basic knowledge)

Hardware & Software Related:
  • Computer building
  • Software Support (helpdesk)
  • Apache (basic knowledge)
  • Google (hey ya gotta know how to use it right? )
  • Windows 9x, NT, XP
  • Linux (had fun in Redhat few times, looking to investigate it more!)

oh and I'd say a good 90 to 95% of that was all learned on my current job, of 3 years go me!

Last edited by [reyPh] : 21st October 2003 at 17:49.
Old 21st October 2003, 18:49     #33
Farmer Joe
Word To Your Motherboard!
Originally posted by SID|DensitY
I agree that its as skill but it isn't a programming language

the name says it all

Hyper Text Makeup Language
You sound like you're scared of it or something. It's most definitely not a programming language, it's a markup language. Sure anyone can markup basic html (and make a complete mess of it) but there's not many skillful standards compliant, accessible, well thought out (x)html developers out there.
Old 21st October 2003, 21:01     #34
o_O A Bit Different

Ok, advanced skills in:
  • C
  • DirectX 9.0 (excluding HLSL)
  • Windows 98/95
  • Dos
working knowledge in:
  • Vanilla Java
  • C++ excluding STL
  • MMX/SSE/SSE2 and normal x86 assembler
  • basic Perl
  • TCP, UDP, FTP, HTTP, POP3, SMTP protocols
  • Quake 1,2,3. HL and other game server protocols.
  • Most current 3d reneder techniques

Um, yea. Not an exhaustive list, but I just listed what might be useful to other people.

Oh, when I said advanced skills in win98/95. I mean I know alot of the hacking tweaks, and fucked up bugs, and stuff like that. The only thing that ever crashed my win98se install was halflife.
"I distinctly remember leaving my God at home
in my room where he won't interfere with my life."
-Quan Zee Teng

Last edited by Jodi : 21st October 2003 at 21:05.
Old 30th October 2003, 21:35     #35
whatever br0!
Old 30th October 2003, 22:07     #36
ms dos BATCH programming
Old 6th November 2003, 09:27     #37
Originally posted by Farmer Joe
But there's not many skillful standards compliant, accessible, well thought out (x)html developers out there.
Agreed. People like me need more of them !
Old 6th November 2003, 10:43     #38
my skills: ALL of the above, to some degree or one time or other.
add to that list fortran, modula2, knowledgeman, cobol, and youre still not even close to having half a complete list.
(and yes, they all do tend to blend into one!)

People nowdays tend to think you cant be exposed to everything...but my attitude is: why not?
I think the most important skill to have is the willingness and ability to learn whatever you need to get the job done.
you also need great communication skills, which means be straight to the point. If you dont know something: ask, even if you think its dumb.

I have worked with too many fools who waste time trying to do something the hard way, when they could have searched google and done some cut and paste (another very useful skill), and finished much quicker, so you can go back to wasting time playing around with something else.

A tip for those of you just out of uni: if you are lucky enough to have the choice of two companies, choose the smaller one.
You will learn lots more, although it might be hard at first.
later on you can move to any big company, and surf the net all day, because you can do a days work in an hour.
or go contracting from company to company and keep learning new stuff as you go.

all these skills people are listing, will be obsolete one day. so if you want to stay in the industry, you must learn new shit.

if you love coding, whatever you do, dont accept promotions which move you away from that (such as BA or management of people etc). I have seen too many good programmers get promoted to their level of incompetence and regret it later.

last piece of advice: think for yourself.
(which means you can ignore any of the above...
because I told you so)
Old 13th November 2003, 16:00     #39


ansi sql

Sql server
win 2k


wee bit o xml



and I use it all to build web based applications....
Old 27th November 2003, 13:56     #40
Web applications:
  • PHP
  • ASP & Business com objects
  • CSS
  • Js/DOM
Desktop applications:
  • Delphi
  • VBscript
  • VBA
  • MS-SQL, My-SQL
  • XPath, XSLT, Xforms, XML Schema, DOM
  • Debian and Win2k admin
The above only contains technologies that I've had extensive commercial experience with. I'm a contractor in the 04 - so I'm actively seeking any work in the above fields.

10 years of programming for a hobby has given me exposure to lots and lots of other languages too.
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