Please only give advice if you are experienced in the industry and not just a 'hey i think i know the answer to that' type, it's important to me. Thank you.
Hi, im hoping to go off to uni next year and study in the field of computing in some way. i was thinking Computer Science or Software Engineer but need some advice.
I've read that a career in computing science is basically a science that makes use of computing and not so much hands on a computer type job. But i've also heard that a computing science course is a good all round education in computing, and it also deals with programming. What's the difference between software engineering courses and CS courses? Which would serve me best in the field of programming? Do software engineering courses dig deeper than high level languages? ie assembly / low level hardware concepts?
to summarise my questions:
Which would be best to get into the field of programming?
Which would serve me best career wise?
Any other fields in computing that have very good career and salary prospects?
Search the web for introduction courses there are several out there. Take a look at JAVA, PHP and C#. They all are constructed differently and you may really enjoy one but not the other. I tried C# for weeks and decided it wasn't for me but I read a book on PHP and it just made sense.
Don't choose a language because if it's popularity or because it's the "IN" language. There is a demand for just about every language out there you just have to find one that's right for you.