Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Kill me...kill me please. (Score 1) 602

>When I'm looking to hire someone I couldn't care less what languages they know! As long as they >are decent programmer its easy to teach them a new langange.

I don't disagree with your point in general, but it's *NOT* so easy for a "decent" programmer to ramp up in a new language doing anything of decent complexity. It takes a good bit of time to get comfortable with a language and the libraries available. Getting something work at all is one thing, having enough comfort that you don't want to re-write everything now that you "know better" is entirely different. The latter isn't a matter of a few weeks, even for someone that's "above average".

I've seen this process over and over in the development world. As a side note, there is no question in my mind people who've worked at a slightly lower level (IE - C/C++ programmers) who've had some real experience with memory mangement/pointers, generally have a FAR easier time moving to Java/C# than vice versa.

Slashdot Top Deals

Can anyone remember when the times were not hard, and money not scarce?

Working...