Well, I know Java, Perl and C/C++. I have worked in a good job with Java, and know a lot of people that work with Java too. What I see is that they take too much time and people to make any project. Today, actualy the last 2 years, I work only in projects that uses Perl and XS (C/C++), and what I can say to you is that today I win much more money than any other that is working with Java, and all the others that work in my projects win a bit better than if they were working with Java.
in reply to Is Perl a good career move?
The problem is not if you will win well, but is that the market look much more to Java than Perl because Java has a Market machine behind, and this make a difference. What I'm trying to say is that you will have more probability to find jobs for Java, but if you know Perl well and C/C++ you will find jobs that only fill people can do, and is possible to also find jobs that pay very well. Is like in medicine, you can be a plastic surgeon where you will find a good market, or you can be a neuro surgeon, where only fill people will be able to do a really good job on that, but will win much much better if they are in the right place.
Graciliano M. P.
"Creativity is the expression of liberty".