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A reflection on the future of programming languages

I started my first job as a programmer in 2000, a year before I got Master's degree in Computer Science. At that time, a recurring question that was asked by students and graduates was:

Which language should I learn in order to be successful on the market?

It seems like this question is universal and has always been asked, in some cases inquiring about a programming language, another time on a library or a framework.

So, will learning Java pay off better than C++? Does it even make sense to learn C these days? Or will mastering the Java Servlet Pages position one better on the market than learning PHP?

The simple and provocative answer is: it does not matter.

The longer answer is really the rest of this post, so if you are interested, read on.

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