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sainimu78

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I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« on: March 18, 2018, 05:41:04 pm »
It is being nearly 4 years I use lazarus with LCL on my work, to write the GUI part of the main software product.

I'm planning to quit the job and try something new.

Sucks me, I can't find a job that requires what I was familiar with in my contry.

In the contrast, jobs require QT experience of making desktop apps are so many. So I have no advantage for taking those jobs.

I'm wondering what are you guys doing ? How do you earn money with lazarus/free pascal ?

Thaddy

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2018, 06:06:45 pm »
If you have Lazarus/LCL skills you also have Delphi skills. Look for Delphi jobs.
Anyway: I made a decent income from porting windows centric server applications to Linux (Lots!) and porting old Delphi code to Freepascal as alternative (much less).

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 06:16:46 pm »
Actually it isn't easy to say quit your job and find another or built a company, without your situation and your country or city.

But there are some companies still looking who knows Delphi programmers and you can say "I know object pascal, I have got .... years with lazarus/fpc"

Unfortunately lazarus/fpc community isn't a big family for marketing and they aren't trying to sale this software.

I just looked as a job seeker in my country generally they focused for web page / back end services, multi devices development, AI ( I am absolutely sure they don't know what is the meaning of the real AI) and game creators.

But some companies focused about specific solutions and every time I found job in this area.
I am working in an electronic company over 9 years and at first I developed a lot of software with Delphi/Lazarus , last 3 years I started to create projects directly Lazarus/fpc.

I think I will continue to create projects with Lazarus/fpc too.

I wish you can find a new job or build a new company , maybe you will start to find a person who knows lazarus / fpc...

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 06:18:13 pm »
You might want to look at the Jobs sub-forum.
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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 03:10:40 pm »
WEB parsing, bot creation, interacting with REST API may be done in any language.

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2020, 03:17:27 am »
WEB parsing, bot creation, interacting with REST API may be done in any language.

WEB parsing is bad with lazarus/fpc

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2020, 04:21:22 am »
I was make very successful text parsing with pascal string - because he keep string length and string manage functions is very faster. Lazarus by default is set to AnsiString zero terminated and I thing this is slower.

Thaddy

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2020, 10:04:26 am »
Finding a job in programming usually requires more than single language skills.
The programming language is just a tool and should not matter much.

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2020, 11:56:31 am »
Finding a job in programming usually requires more than single language skills.
The programming language is just a tool and should not matter much.
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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2020, 03:52:00 pm »
I had two remote coding request this last week and they had no preference as to how I did it, just get it done...
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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2020, 09:51:25 pm »
I don’t believe with all your knowledge you can’t find a job. The market is overfilled with well-paid IT job positions. When I was looking for a job, I got mad because only IT jobs were popping up. I regret I don’t have enough skills and background knowledge to work in this industry.

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2020, 01:08:00 am »
There's always the Lazarus/FPC Bounties on offer.
o Lazarus v2.1.0 r63871, FPC v3.3.1 r47164, macOS 10.14.6 (with sup update), Xcode 11.3.1
o Lazarus v2.1.0 r61574, FPC v3.3.1 r42318, FreeBSD 12.1 amd64 (VMware Fusion VM)
o FPC 3.0.4, FreeBSD 12.2-STABLE r365646 amd64
o Lazarus v2.1.0 r61574, FPC v3.0.4, Ubuntu 20.04 (Parallels VM)

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2020, 01:38:47 am »
Jobs are indeed region dependent.
In the contrast, jobs require QT experience of making desktop apps are so many. So I have no advantage for taking those jobs.
This kind of job is basically non-existent in my country. However, jobs for the old no longer supported VB 6.0 is quite plenty. Job vacancies follow those who have the money to hire, and they're usually non-technical people that only hear from their peers.

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Re: I can't find a job requiring skills in lazarus/free pascal
« Reply #13 on: June 10, 2020, 08:57:49 pm »
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