Teach yourself programming in 10 years
Posted 06 August 2011 - 01:02 AM
Posted 06 August 2011 - 04:34 AM
Okay, some new questions: How many languages on average does someone employed in the industry know? How many are they expected to know? For example, if you were hiring someone how many languages would you want to see on their resume (assuming they have at least the language that is the 'main' one for the job they apply for)?
How do you keep up with the turnover of new languages? I studied Turbo Pascal back in uni, but that isnt used anymore. I have an older friend who was a fortran programmer back in the day, but he is now a maths teacher. He said once he got a bit older and got a family, responsibilities etc he just couldnt keep up with having to learn new languages so he could keep working in that field (he does enjoy teaching too, and is good at it so I'm being a little disingenuous if I suggest he took a teaching job because he couldnt take the computer industry). In ten years time, how will you feel if most of the languages you work with now are obsolete? When and how will you find the time and resources to both study the new languages and get the 10 years worth of experience you suggest with that new language, so you can remain employed?
I would say that if you have 10+ years experience with programming picking up a new language wouldn't be too difficult. I'd imagine that most languages have some similarities with regards to syntax?
Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:38 AM
Edited by kikz, 06 August 2011 - 08:41 AM.
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Posted 14 February 2012 - 07:11 PM
Posted 14 February 2012 - 08:49 PM
Yeah. Years of time spent doing the same thing doesn't equate to years of experience :)
So so so so true. Also, hurry up and move to south bank for work already.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:20 PM
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