Thesis is done, learning is not

Published on 31 Aug 2006 at 8:38 pm.
Filed under Life,Web stuff.

So last Friday I defended my thesis on the “Development of Computational Tools to determine the effects of minimum free energy on mRNA translation” to complete my masters degree in Computational Science. I must say, it feels very weird to be done with school. I am officially no longer a student!

Now that I am done, I have begun collaborating with a friend of a friend. This person is having me learn ASP.NET to develop a Web site running on IIS. I haven’t gone through many of the tutorials yet, but from what I’ve seen so far it doesn’t look as advanced as many people make it out to be. I have yet to see how it really solves the “spaghetti code” aspect of Web Development like so many people claim. Only programming a page within a FORM tag seems a bit too restrictive. I’m sure my feelings will change once I do more, but right now it seems like the biggest novel that ASP.NET developers get worked up for is really having an IDE to program in. They’re amazed at having Visual Studio, not ASP.NET (I guess they’ve never heard of the Zend Studio for PHP). Oh well. There seem to be more jobs here in Rochester for .NET developers, so resume building is go!

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