Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Don't worry. The feeling will pass.
You might need to view this one in a larger format to read it. It got a little wide.
C# isn't outdated! VB isn't outdated! Yes, yes. Feel free to argue the language of your choice. They all get outdated at some point, and if the language itself doesn't get outdated, there's the possibility that your skill set within the language gets outdated as it morphs into something you don't use on your projects. After all, there's more than one version of C# and Java out there. And even PL/1 isn't completely gone. We still have the odd blue book floating around the office. I've been turning some of them into hidden compartment books, but some people are very proud to have the original tome on their shelf. It's not a condemnation, it's just proof that our job is sometimes less about the particular language, and more about the choice to be a lifelong learner who is willing to reinvent her/himself every so often.
Title: Don't worry. The feeling will pass.