Which programming language offers the best job market?

I got sucked into a discussion on Reddit with this very question. No, I don’t hang out on Reddit. I wouldn’t even go there but a couple of technical writing crawlers periodically drop an email with links to things there. So, let’s get a few things out of the way up front: There is no …

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How Far We’ve Come – Pt. 2

We need to establish a time frame before I start showing any code. Yes, you can go visit Source Forge to pull down what is there if you are well and truly desperate to view it. This portion is more about the journey than the code. The xpnsqt program was originally written around the time …

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Subtle But Deadly Java Date Bug

All of the college professors who have never worked in the real world oooh and aaahhh over Java. I’ve never been a big fan of the language, in part because it is one of the most inefficient languages on the planet, but mostly, because any tool in the marketplace with that much hype surrounding it …

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Oracle Strips to the Waist

It was a rather odd turn of events when Oracle jumped to purchase SUN. While they have been looking to have their own OpenSource Linux distro, most thought they were simply going to crush RedHat and take that distro over. Nobody really though them stupid enough to attempt going toe-to-toe with both IBM and what’s …

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