Sunday, July 23, 2017

Recent Q&A on IS Careers, Architecture and Software Engineering

Here are a few recent questions on IS Careers, Architecture and Software Programming that I answered



most programmers learn online or from book without degree so why the salary is high or better than other hard jobs ?

for example reporter salary is average 47k dollar while programmers 84–100,000 dollar
Ever see a duck ‘floating’ in a pond, seemingly calm on the surface


What don’t you see? The duck is really paddling furiously to stay afloat.
Programming may not sound hard. And, as a matter of fact, much of the programming activity involves applying ‘logic’ in a structured way. … almost like the seemingly calm duck floating in the pond.
What you don’t see the programmer do is furious paddling -
  • Understanding cryptic requirements
  • Creating mockups and clarifying user needs
  • Trying to visualize a solution to a real-world problem
  • Debugging pieces of code, integrating it with rest of the infrastructure and making it run
While we are at it, let’s set the record straight.
  • Not all programmers are “without degree.”
    • Many programmers and analysts - especially the high-paid programmers making $80–100K+ do possess 4+ year college degrees.
  • Learning to program may sound easy, and some self-taught programmers are indeed good.
    • However, most programmers who learn from online sources or from books may already have a background in computers (e.g A Java programmer learning .Net or the vice-versa)

    How do I get a job in US with 3 years of salesforce.com developer experience?

    With 3 years of salesforce experience and 4 years total development experience how can I apply for H1 Visa or how I apply in US companies for recruitment.

    Most companies look for persons who already have H1 visa. Is there way to get job on merit and not by spending money.

    To get placement from existing company in India for H1 is also tough as many people are already in queue. 


    In the current economic climate with Trump administration closely watching issuance of visas, most employers are cautious. You have answered your question partly

    • Most companies look for persons who already have H1 visa. Is there way to get job on merit and not by spending money.
      • Don’t fall for ‘consultants’ who charge candidates to sponsor their H1 visas. Not only is it illegal, it is also going to be futile since the visa may be invalidated
    • To get placement from existing company in India for H1 is also tough as many people are already in queue.
      • Yes, it is tough and one will have to ‘stand in the queue’ patiently

    Don’t just wait for a ‘US visa’ opportunity.
    • Continue to work on good SFDC projects
    • Enhance your skills with experience and certifications.
    • Seek other opportunities to travel to other countries and expand your horizon!