I'm a software engineer that is a year into my career and so far really enjoying myself. Often times family members and a few mentors of mine will ask me if I have plans to go back to school. While I like the idea of doing so one day, I'm not sure when I would want to study, or when. Additionally the realization that I can make good money doing work I enjoy with the degree I already have makes me question what the worth of a masters degree would be. Do you think its worth it for engineers to go back to school? What kind of things doing you think are worth studying? General advice on continued education in this field?
One of the most consolidated misconceptions about programming, since the early days, is the idea that such activity is purely technical, completely exact in nature, like Math and Physics. Computation is exact, but programming is not.