c++ /java -vb-will get you work always ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tim Greer" To: email@example.com Subject: Re: a good career choice ? Date: Fri, 9 Jan 2009 03:04:44 +0900 Larz wrote: > On Jan 7, 1:52 pm, Tim Greer wrote: >> Larz wrote: >> > Perl is old and provided much of the >> > inspiration for Ruby. >> >> In response to that, C and C++ are older than Perl and are always >> going to be around and popular (and well used), as is Perl. Perl >> provided the inspiration for PHP (being embedding Perl code in a web >> page, is how PHP came about). It is really hit and miss, some jobs >> might want you to know Ruby, or RoR, or C, or C++, or Java, or Perl, >> or VB, or Python, or something completely different. I'm not saying >> you're suggesting "Perl is old, so it's not popular" or something, >> but I've seen people suggest that, which isn't the case. >> -- > > There are some perl modules around that maybe do some things ruby > doesn't do, but Ruby is a dynamic language like Perl. C, C++ are > compiled and usefull for embedded dev and many other things .. > > There's always many jobs in older technology for a long time until it > fades away eventually the way of fortran etc. The efficiency factor > may be unsatisfactory .. At this point, most language debates come down to opinion and assumption. I don't believe that Perl is an old language that's going to fade away, while ruby becomes more popular. But, that's just my own view/opinion. I wasn't saying it because it's more mature and has some existing modules that maybe don't exist for Ruby or anything. I might be wrong about how in demand Perl will or will not be, just like my opinion abut ruby and other languages. Neither opinion will make it more or less likely, so we'll all have to see. Just remember, there are plenty of new jobs in Perl, too (not just older code people are hired to maintain). -- Tim Greer, CEO/Founder/CTO, BurlyHost.com, Inc. Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Dedicated & Semi-Dedicated servers and Custom Hosting. 24/7 support, 30 day guarantee, secure servers. Industry's most experienced staff! -- Web Hosting With Muscle! -- You Rock! Your E-Mail Should Too! Signup Now at Rock.com and get 250MB of Storage! http://webmail.rock.com/signup/
on 2009-01-08 20:08
on 2009-01-08 22:16
imhotep al-basiel wrote: > c++ /java -vb-will get you work always > <top posting fixed> <snip quoted post> Probably. This is true of a lot of languages, of course. Anyway, ruby is popular right now and more people are getting interested in it daily (different companies are as well), it it can't hurt to know, and more jobs will probably come up with the demand and use. At the same time, if you don't think you'll be working in a field that uses Ruby much, find what languages are used the most and make them the priority. If you have interest in ruby anyway, use it when you have time or if you enjoy it -- it could turn into something else down the line rthat's more lucrative.