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How about teaching a little version control? A passing mention of git in 4 years of college. The entire industry uses some form of version control, and all we get is a passing mention of it?

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  • 1
    Ouch.
    Version control was one of the first things I picked up being a self taught developer.
    Its importance couldn't of been stressed enough to me by the job market, tech recruiters and other fellow devs directly telling me.

    Wonder why it's left out??
  • 1
    @Vip3rDev Couldn't begin to guess
  • 2
    Because bureaucracy within schools is slow as fuck, they will teach you fundamentals, but for the shit that's actually important, you'll need to do that yourself.
  • 1
    So I went to a State University, and we all know that cost per minute at universities is the highest when compared to other education institutions (vocational school, community college). So do I really want the professors to spend precious minutes on something you can learn by yourself freely online?
  • 3
    And because they don't teach it you get those group projects at University where people refuse to use git and want to share everything with Dropbox... Kill me now.
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    @pez-dispenser oh God.. code through dropbox?? 😣😖
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    @Vip3rDev dark days my friend
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    @swchang10 That applies to pretty much everything, though. Hell, I'd say 90% of what I know and use on my job was something I learned freely and online...why am I 50k in debt? 😂
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    This sounds pretty typical - universities/colleges are in the stone age teach best practices from 10 years ago.. or lack there of.
  • 3
    Version control is a genuis invention to undo whatever code you are inevitably going to break. Should be the first lesson in any course and mandatory throughout.
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