Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:06 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Change platforms. Whenever you can. Ever since I got into computing, I've lived according to a very simple adage: change platforms all the time. For reasons I won't go into, the importance of this adage was reaffirmed today, and I figured I'd share it with you all - and hopefully, get a few of you to follow this adage as well.
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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 15:13 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
moondevil
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2005-07-08

As a polyglot developer, I tend to have a mercenary point of view in regard to operating systems and languages.

I'll use whatever our customers require in their request for proposal.

But to each its own, so learn what you feel more comfortable with as the main goal is to learn something different.

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RE[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by ssokolow on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 20:08 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
ssokolow Member since:
2010-01-21

As a polyglot developer, I tend to have a mercenary point of view in regard to operating systems and languages.

I'll use whatever our customers require in their request for proposal.

But to each its own, so learn what you feel more comfortable with as the main goal is to learn something different.


I have a similar viewpoint... within the set of languages I currently feel skilled enough at to charge for.

Currently, that set'd be Python, PHP, JavaScript, CoffeeScript, Bourne Shell Script, HTML, CSS, and, depending on the requirements, maybe C, C++, and Vala. (Yeah, HTML and CSS aren't programming languages, but they can still be horribly abused if you don't understand them properly)

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