> Until the Singularity happens, anyway. I'd think there will always be lots of enterprise Java jobs around.
The Singularity will be written in Java.
On 11-07-27 7:32 PM, "Bill Janssen" <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
If I'm hiring a programmer, I want them to know C and Python. C because
all the low-level stuff is written in that, Python because it's simply
the most useful all-around programming language at the moment, and if
you don't know it, well, how devoted are you really to your craft?
Various flavors of C are acceptable: Objective-C is OK with me, and C++
is a plus -- it's an order of magnitude more difficult than C to use
properly, and people who can sling it properly are rare. Additional
languages which carry weight with me on a resume are OCaml, Processing,
and any of Common Lisp, Scheme, or Clojure.
If I was hiring a digital *librarian*, I'd also expect them to know
syntax and weak libraries. I certainly wouldn't recommend it to start
Cary Gordon <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
There are still plenty of opportunities for Cobol coders, but I
wouldn't recommend that either.
Java is the COBOL of the 21st century, so if you know Java well, there
will be a job in that for the next 20-30 years, I'd expect. Until the
Singularity happens, anyway. I'd think there will always be lots of
enterprise Java jobs around.