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Old 11/15/2012, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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More than [new] 50 vacancies, also in China. Did I miss something?
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Old 11/15/2012, 10:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It's been mentioned multiple times here, yes. But it never hurts to get more exposure.
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Old 11/16/2012, 03:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lots of positions :-)

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Old 11/16/2012, 03:30 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I don't know if this is a bug. But if you go on redirect and search webOS, there is only 3 position available.
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Old 11/16/2012, 03:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Seems it's not a bug.
The job is no longer available.
on many pages .
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Old 11/16/2012, 03:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Seems it's not a bug.
The job is no longer available.
on many pages .
Why you are sad? If they have assumed all these people, this is a great news for us!
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Old 11/16/2012, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lots of positions :-)

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This post makes me wonder what side of the country you may be on currently.
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Old 11/16/2012, 05:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This post makes me wonder what side of the country you may be on currently.
I'm in Detroit right now, I'll be in CA in mid December. Why do you ask?
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Old 11/16/2012, 05:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm in Detroit right now, I'll be in CA in mid December. Why do you ask?
Maybe I'm just making things up in my head, but I swear around when you are in CA or shortly after something new or some news comes out. This could just be my own insanity, but knowing you keep having to come back feels like good things to me.


Plus it's good to hear you are getting steady work!
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Old 11/16/2012, 07:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Oh, what news did I miss?
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Old 11/17/2012, 03:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Seems like there's only one?
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Old 11/18/2012, 02:03 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Seems like there's only one?
Hopefully all the positions are taken!!
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Old 11/18/2012, 09:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hopefully all the positions are taken!!
So quickly? A don't think that there are so many active webOS developers/engineers are in the world ((
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Old 11/19/2012, 11:23 AM   #14 (permalink)
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So quickly? A don't think that there are so many active webOS developers/engineers are in the world ((
Just to be positive, remember don't have to be a webOS developer to develop for/with webOS... really just need to have some web developing background
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Old 11/21/2012, 04:35 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I hear there were quite a few people in the us without jobs.. right? Also the job offerings were around for some months now. I'm pretty positive that quite a lot of them are taken. Someone needs to build webos for that LG television... :-p
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Old 11/21/2012, 07:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just to be positive, remember don't have to be a webOS developer to develop for/with webOS... really just need to have some web developing background
Unless you're working on the underlying components of the OS itself, which involve lower-level languages such as C/C++ and developing against hardware interfaces along with significant experience with Linux. That's very different than just having some web development background and requires a seriously good skill set well beyond mere HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
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Old 11/21/2012, 11:29 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Unless you're working on the underlying components of the OS itself, which involve lower-level languages such as C/C++ and developing against hardware interfaces along with significant experience with Linux. That's very different than just having some web development background and requires a seriously good skill set well beyond mere HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
And someone who could get a job coding for HP/Palm/webOS with knowledge of JS/HTML/etc could never code C/C++/Objective C/etc....

Oh and have you heard of WebOS Ports? Not sure if you know from your post, they aren't HP employees and coding at that hardware level you are speaking of... Thanks though for clarifying...
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Old 11/23/2012, 09:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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And someone who could get a job coding for HP/Palm/webOS with knowledge of JS/HTML/etc could never code C/C++/Objective C/etc....

Oh and have you heard of WebOS Ports? Not sure if you know from your post, they aren't HP employees and coding at that hardware level you are speaking of... Thanks though for clarifying...
I know plenty that have gone both routes: C/C++ down to web development, and those that've taken the initiative of going from web development to C/C++ (or other low-level) development.

The latter, though is much more difficult and rare (and I've known far fewer of these people) due to the level of computer theory and device management involved whereas in web development many of your lower-level functions (garbage collection, memory management, driver interfacing) are done for you by way of the browser, which abstracts most of that away. Web development is something anyone can jump into and learn a basic level of relatively quickly if they're logical and analytical; C/C++ and other low-level languages aren't that easy by any stretch of the imagination.

If you want a glaring example of this, look how few (if any) webOS developers are doing truly native raw Obj-C (iOS) or Java (Android) ports of their apps as opposed to just using Enyo + PhoneGap (or just PhoneGap). Chances are, the people doing the porting in webOS Ports knew C/C++ well before (or even alongside) web development; JavaScript is a hell of a lot easier to take on if you know C/C++, but not the other way around. And that's kinda the point I was getting at.

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Old 11/23/2012, 10:13 PM   #19 (permalink)
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@dignitary,

There's also another difference. When a guy is working on C/C++ code, he only needs to know a handful of compiler bugs and quirks, so theory goes a long way. In web development however, theory doesn't always equal fact, and W3C recommendations are just that, recommendations. The code gets interpreted by a number of different browsers, and versions thereof, not to mention add-ons such as screenreaders for the blind. There are bugs that almost defy logic and absolutely **** off the theory-driven programmer.

Web development takes patience, logic, and sometimes more patience with the bugs, although browsers are becoming more standardized with each day. Compiled code takes concentration and attention to detail. Both take a good understanding of the API and environment at hand.

I don't mean to argue with what you say, just to add to it. There are many people i met who would much rather work on something predictable and who avoided web dev work at all costs for those exact reasons.
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Old 12/01/2012, 11:57 AM   #20 (permalink)
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The webos jobs page at has been restocked with 41 positions open
https://hp.taleo.net/careersection/2...on=59160160077
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