Older developers and the market...



  • Older (>35 years old) developers and the market, article from Bloomberg site:

    "Bloomberg: Software Engineers Will Work One Day for English Majors":http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-22/software-engineers-will-work-one-day-for-english-majors.html

    Where I live, this is completely true, sad to say.


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    Old enough to remember times when >45 years was considered as old. :(


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    I'm afraid it's true not only there... still 11 years to the magic 35 limit, though ;) Guess that we have to be aware of it, so good there are articles on the issue, and - well - prepare in advance, if that is possible.



  • Programmers that have mastered the fastest and most efficient programming languages are simply not wanted (unless it is something more serious than quick cash making), today it is all about the new, slow, bloated and inefficient languages, since more waste = more profit. Who cares the software those languages produce requires more processing power - that's a good thing, people keep on buying new devices instead of having slower to turn obsolete hardware. New programming languages have many other benefits besides being inefficient, they offload a lot of the thinking, involved into programming, which as good as it sounds, has very negative long-term consequences. Most programmers know how deteriorating decreased physical activity can be to the body, well, let's just say decreased mental activity has parallel effects on the mind.

    It's a good thing programming is just a hobby for me, for the rest of the stuff I do (audio, video, design, 3d) you don't get obsolete so soon.



  • [quote author="temp" date="1335561126"]Programmers that have mastered the fastest and most efficient programming languages are simply not wanted (unless it is something more serious than quick cash making), today it is all about the new, slow, bloated and inefficient languages, since more waste = more profit.[/quote]

    See this interesting site at "tiobe":http://www.tiobe.com :

    "TIOBE Programming Community Index for April 2012":http://www.tiobe.com/index.php/content/paperinfo/tpci/index.html

    Some language's position is a humour...


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