- Apr 15, 2005
Sure, it's as you would expect from a formal education study path + it would be kind of silly to go to varsity for x years and exit only having studied e.g. Java.The idea behind a CS degree is to develop the skills to be a able to self teach yourself any programming language and go beyond your current skill set. So while the article does raise a few points within the degree, there's more outside the box that is being ignored.
That however still doesn't discount the likelihood that someone without a degree could far exceed the knowledge / ability of someone with a degree -- hence many large corps today don't only limit their options to applicants with CS degrees.
For example, that silly policy would see guys like John Carmack, and the like flipping burgers somewhere.