My laptops are all laid out in Dvorak. All the workstations I use are qwerty ( funny to type on a Dvorak ). I have no trouble switching between layouts, and find the advantages of the Dvorak layout were worth the effort.
It's also not free, under any definition, and proprietary, meaning you're making your development dependent on the availability of MATLAB as a resource. Learning a free language, such as Python, would free you from the cost and availability restraint, and mean you are learning a more general, and thus more useful, language.
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It already does almost everything you could ask for, and is growing in acceptance and userbase. It is a modern language with modern language structure. It is designed to be human readable and consistent.
I wa in Psychological Operations in the military, which in a lot of ways is marketing.
Now I'm going to school for mechanical engineering.
So my sole proprietorship is is heavily both marketing and engineering!
I concur about Ubuntu getting behind KDE. It would be very cool for them to build their Unity components as plasmoids. There are already plasmoids to mimic the Unity desktop. they're already looking at going QT and QML for their convergent desktop. It makes sense, it really does.