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Re: Re: Favorite Weapons

by gaudior (Pilgrim)
on May 31, 2002 at 13:47 UTC ( #170703=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Favorite Weapons
in thread Favorite Weapons

But since when is programming a mutually-antagonistic field?

When a tight labor market dictates flexibility and a broader range of skills. You might need to brush up on your ASP/VB skills in order to get your next contract.


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Re^3: Favorite Weapons
by tadman (Prior) on May 31, 2002 at 20:14 UTC
    You are saying, then, that things could be so desperate that one needs to learn BASIC to get a job? Then it truly is the end of days.

    To be more serious, though, Java is probably a better investment of time than VB. At least Java is a programming language.
      It depends on your geography. What few web jobs there are want Studio.Net, VB, and IIS. Only. The jobs advertised that even mention Java want 10 years experience. (HAH!) I do not have the luxury of moving. At my last position, most of my web stuff was in PHP, with Oracle and MySQL. I used perl mainly to schlep stuff around the Datacenter.

      That position was eliminated, and the systems I built were moved to Colorado, and will be ported to VB/Studio, to better integrate into the Ordained Corporate Platform, XP.

      I'm thinking it might be time to learn VB and go get that MCSE after all. My kids gotta eat, and at least for now, perl and Open Source platforms won't feed them.


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