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GeneralChoosing what programming languages & frameworks to learn Pin
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What to learn?

I watch the local job market, keeping a mental list of the in-demand skills. I learned a long time ago that desired skill sets vary by area, and skills in-demand elsewhere don't help me. I don't bother with anything that will not provide a financial return on my investment in learning time.

Blogs are mostly opinion pieces that cherry pick "facts" to back up their points. I read some, but they never have the same importance as the local job boards.

Do I sound mercenary? I'm not, just financially responsible. I have learned to truly enjoy luxuries such as eating and living in a home, so ensuring I'm employed is top priority.

Technologies at work?

Mostly I've had an influence on what technologies were used. If I didn't think a given technology would be useful going forward, I found slots which used technologies that I thought would be. [Not that I haven't guessed wrong -- on those days my Magic Eight Ball was cloudy and told me to try again the next day.]

Side projects?

Side projects fill two needs for me: 1) keeping my mind engaged in something I like doing, and 2) learning new technologies. I have lost track of the number of languages I learned, and learning new languages lost its magic a long time ago. However, learning what I can do with a language (for fun or profit) continues to be important.

I have written an address book application a dozen times in various technologies. I know the requirements by heart and it includes the important concepts (UI, DB, business layer, etc.) for learning a new technology.
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