Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Jan 2013 23:15 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
General Development "Programming languages are living phenomena: They're born, the lucky ones that don't die in infancy live sometimes long, fruitful lives, and then inevitably enter a period of decline. Unlike real life, the decline can last many, many years as the presence of large legacy codebases means practiced hands must tend the code for decades. The more popular the language once was, the longer this period of decline will be."
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RE[5]: Comment by RareBreed
by Delgarde on Tue 15th Jan 2013 20:44 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by RareBreed"
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"Don't mix Software Engineering with CS names.

I'm absolutely for the existence Software Engineering courses; after all, there's a huge need in today's world for applied software engineers, and plenty folks who desire such jobs. I just hate it when such courses call themselves 'Computer Science' [1] when the curriculum clearly is not.

Eh, the line is somewhat blurry. Most CS degrees increasingly include a lot of practical stuff, while CE also covers theory. Not worth making a fuss over, I think.

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