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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2017, 05:37:57 pm »
It's easiest trainning a accountant to learn pascal and paying more for this than the opposit.

That's interesting. I wonder if that's more of a local situation. In the U.S., the normal arrangement is a programmer works closely with one or more specialists (so-called "domain experts"). The programmer, as you say, won't know much about the subject.

In fact, I've suggested for years that if a programmer is casting around for good ideas for apps, or wants to start a company but isn't sure what kind of software to specialize in, team up with some boffin who has expertise and ideas but can't program - a good division of labor.

Well, I can see what he means and what you mean.  At my last three employers! - and basically any bank with a development department in the Netherlands - any medior or senior programmer is also required encouraged  ::) to take banking exams on the subject they are working on. As a consequence I am also certified to work as stock broker or risk manager.  (No, not light exams, full exams, full certification) I have many colleagues on this forum... They have the same: programmers, but qualified bankers on their particular subject.
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2017, 05:42:56 pm »
May look good.... but...I tried just one and got this:

Isn't that the Web site, not the app?

The downloaded Hyper app works fine here on Mac.

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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #77 on: August 20, 2017, 05:44:33 pm »
I didn't even get that far.... Chromium killed it...
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #78 on: August 20, 2017, 06:02:23 pm »
At my last three employers! - and basically any bank with a development department in the Netherlands - any medior or senior programmer is also required encouraged  ::) to take banking exams on the subject they are working on.

I'm not familiar with cross-certification, although who knows, maybe that is common in some areas and I've just never heard of it.

Presumably your employer pays for the time spent on the certification, courses, etc.

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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #79 on: August 20, 2017, 06:13:08 pm »
Presumably your employer pays for the time spent on the certification, courses, etc.
If and when you pass the exams you will be fully refunded (and usually also results in a raise or a bonus). Time is your own time (with some leeway, though).
Some generic banking exams (still not really basic) are of course fully payed for and within work hours. Within my line of employment this is standard practice.
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #80 on: August 20, 2017, 06:19:48 pm »
Presumably your employer pays for the time spent on the certification, courses, etc.
If and when you pass the exams you will be fully refunded (and usually also results in a raise or a bonus). Time is your own time (with some leeway, though).
Some generic banking exams (still not really basic) are of course fully payed for and within work hours.

What do the "real" bankers think about this, a bunch of programmers horning in their profession?

People are often quite defensive about their profession, particularly if it required a lot of education or experience to get where they are. And particularly if they think it's under assault.

If you've seen "Hidden Figures" you see over and over again the tension between the white male NASA engineers and the black female mathematicians who are kind of the programmer pre-cursors of the early 60s (their job title is "computer"). Of course, this is primarily a story about race and gender, but I think that tension between engineers, who are certified, and programmers, who generally are not certified in the U.S., still exists today.

https://blogs.krannert.purdue.edu/undergrad-life/2017/01/26/hidden-figures-author-speaks-at-purdue/

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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #81 on: August 20, 2017, 06:27:08 pm »
That's true, but for some jobs here it is required to have proper certification just to access certain data or materials. That requires (a higher level) education. Since most of us (my collegues and me) are almost all university educated (either a bachelor a master or a ph.d)  taking the full course is often not necessary because parts of it are already covered by earlier education (e.g. philosophy, economics, statistics). You will obtain the full certification, though. Note these particular qualifications are recognized in the US.
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #82 on: August 20, 2017, 07:04:36 pm »
Here it is:

https://lazarusccr.github.io/apps/

We have LazPaint right now. I'm adding more soon.

Feel free to give me the icon (40x40 at least) and the name, description, tags, and url of any application you want to showcase.

Code: Pascal  [Select][+][-]
  1. {
  2.         name: 'LazPaint',
  3.         description: 'Raster image editor with layers',
  4.         url: 'https://github.com/bgrabitmap/lazpaint',
  5.         icon: 'lazpaint.png',
  6.         tags: '3d, 2d, editor, paint, photo, png, jpg'
  7.     }
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #83 on: August 20, 2017, 07:09:32 pm »
Here it is:

https://lazarusccr.github.io/apps/

I would say "built with", not "built on". With Electron, it might make sense to say "on", but not with Lazarus.

Can you boost the size of the icon a bit?

I don't see the installers anywhere for LazPaint.

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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #84 on: August 20, 2017, 07:13:45 pm »
Here it is:

https://lazarusccr.github.io/apps/

I would say "built with", not "built on". With Electron, it might make sense to say "on", but not with Lazarus.

Can you boost the size of the icon a bit?

I don't see the installers anywhere for LazPaint.

I need to make a better website for LazPaint. There is a blog lazpaint.blogspot.com
Github layout can be tricky, but actually there's a download in the 'releases' link.

I will do the changes you suggest.
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #85 on: August 20, 2017, 07:17:14 pm »
Github layout can be tricky, but actually there's a download in the 'releases' link.

I don't see that. I see a "release" link, but no installers there.

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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #86 on: August 20, 2017, 07:21:22 pm »
Github layout can be tricky, but actually there's a download in the 'releases' link.

I don't see that. I see a "release" link, but no installers there.

https://github.com/bgrabitmap/lazpaint/releases

The installers are there.
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #87 on: August 20, 2017, 07:26:20 pm »

https://github.com/bgrabitmap/lazpaint/releases

The installers are there.

Now I see them. Probably a landing page more like the Greenfish app is a good idea, where the installers are right there.

Also, I can't seem to open the links in a separate browser page.

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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #88 on: August 20, 2017, 08:12:16 pm »

https://github.com/bgrabitmap/lazpaint/releases

The installers are there.

Now I see them. Probably a landing page more like the Greenfish app is a good idea, where the installers are right there.

Also, I can't seem to open the links in a separate browser page.

I will do a better website for LazPaint.

And maybe I can change the link to be opened directly in a new tab. It's not a normal link, is a custom control made by google, so it is just a button or something like that.
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Re: WANTED: A Few Great Apps
« Reply #89 on: August 20, 2017, 08:46:11 pm »
That requires (a higher level) education.

Ah yes, "education is good." Still, it's funny to consider all the people who were college dropouts: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg...

 

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