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Re: Re: [mobiledev] Mass languages platforms = less skills

From: Jerry H.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 3:17 PM
Mike,  I completely agree.   I have been a programmer/developer since the stone age - Punched Cards, Fortran, early Basic,  PDP-8 assembly, etc.  I have programmed in so many languages I have lost count.  many Basic versions, many assembly languages, COBOL, VB, Pascal, C, C++, Peoplesoft, C#, Delphi,  etc. etc.  Recently Android using Java.   None of it has been a waste of time.  It has been a lot of fun.

With every new language or environment you learn something.  After a while a new language is just some syntax changes with all the basic principals remaining the same.  If someone doesn't want to keep learning, they should find a different career, IMHO.

It is a great time for developers.  Anyone who has some interest should just jump in.  It probably doesn't matter much where or what language.

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