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Re: Why I learn a language.

by Heidegger (Hermit)
on Feb 24, 2003 at 09:43 UTC ( [id://238066]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Why I learn a language.

During the last couple of weeks there have been a lot of discussions on the value of programming languages. When do I learn a new languages? First, it was university that gave language courses. Second, it is the job - you cannot get away from the politics of your office. During the last 7 years I've learned Perl/Java/C++/Delphi. I will hardly learn another programming language. It might be C# if we have to do something with it ar work. I find myself captured by the market flow, there is not much you can do alone in IT business anymore - romantic PC times passed away. As of Perl, it serves my romantic IT side. I have this feeling about this programming language that it brings some freshness into my mind-numbing 9-5 work routine.

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Re: Re: Why I learn a language.
by revdiablo (Prior) on Feb 25, 2003 at 09:27 UTC

    While at your workplace you may not have a choice in the matter, the great thing about the growing poliferation of web-based apps is it doesn't technically matter what language the application is coded in. Given a common set of HTML templates, an app written with Java Servlets could look exactly like, and even interoperate with, a Perl CGI. (Now now, don't attack the choices. It was just an example.)

    I guess what I'm trying to say is the idea of being able to code professionally in the language of your choice is not exactly "romantic"... it's very plausible.

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