A Simple Thought Experiment


Fifteen years from now, will you be using the same language(s) as you’re using today?

If not, why not?

Concerning work:

There definitely will be some new languages you have to use, since there’s always language that are hyped by the economy and others that are totally underestimated. Cobol, C++, Java… what’s next?

The same is true for architectural approaches.

Concerning life:

As with friends, there’s always some of them to accompany you for a short period of time. And some for longer. All depends on how both of you develop yourselves.

Same is true for programming languages. I did my first steps in BASIC when I was a kid, and it was fun. I doodled around with pascal, C, C++. Then Java really hit me. Wow!

I still like my Java code, but I really get excited about Ruby right now.

So to answer your question: I think I’ll be using plenty languages during the next 15 years, and hope that most of them will be fun to do & that some of them will accompany me for a long time.