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[–] DeliciousOnions 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

Don't buy into college at this point, just get some certifications if you're looking for shiny gold stars to put on your resume.

Programming is a very unique field and so it's hard to give a straight answer here - expectations may differ completely from company to company. There are different ways to organize programming teams and they have very different job duties, don't think that there is 'one' answer here.

That said: if you do good work, do your work on time, and get along with others you'll do fine.

If you make it into this company it shouldn't be hard to just ask, "what are the expectations for me and how can I present that to others."

But seriously dude, calm down. If you can pass their code exam and you've written a client that's solid, you've already got the skills you need. The rest is just working on your professional demeanor.


[–] elcob32 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Seconded. I have been working as a programmer for 20 years (was literally my after school job in high school). I went to college long enough to realize they were a good 5 years behind the industry when it came to technology.

If you passed the companies entry interview you should be fine. Just pay close attention and learn as much as you can for the first few months, after that you can probably coast comfortably.


[–] DinoRider 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I second this too.

One thing you may not realize is that it is normal in computer programming to learn specific languages and technologies on your own. The other programmers around you who have degrees sometimes have more knowledge of fundamentals and how things work under the hood, but they probably learned their practical C++ skills on their own or on the job just like you.