Hey there, I was just wondering what other computer languages many of you know. I am still a beginner and only know JAVA. But through your experiences what languages have you learned. Which do you feel are the best to know? thanks, nikki
BASIC Assembler Cobol PL/1 FOCUS Visual Basic Java a smattering of C/C++
What is best to know depends on what you intend to DO with it. Right now Java is fun, but for me Cobol/IMS/DB2 and FOCUS pay the big bucks. The combination of Mainframe and internet technologies is a HUGH market, and you can ignore all those "is java dead" conversations that folks that ONLY know java keep having.
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Thomas, (or other native speakers of Fortran ) don't you have a feeling that software development becomes much more complicated nowadays? How much had an average Fortran developer to know? It was enough to read 1 (one) book on Fortran. Compare to this list of more-or-less XML�related acronyms (we are maintaining a repository in XML forum ): XML-RPC, XQL, XML, XSL, XSLT, XPath, XLink, XPointer, XSP, JAXP, SAX, DOM, JDOM, JDBC, OLAP, RSS, EJB, J2EE, WSDL, UDDI, IIOP, CPP, JAXB, JAXM, JMS, JAXR, JCA... Is it only me who has a feeling that the software development industry goes crazy?
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is: Is it only me who has a feeling that the software development industry goes crazy?
My thoughts exactly. Strangely enough the intention seems to be insulating the client programmer from all that "technical stuff" . Its getting so bad that it is far easier to re-invent the wheel every time.
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