In response for my previous post, Eric had the folowing comment
I guess some baskets last longer or some eggs don't seem to rot e.g. C, C++, SQL, Java*, etc
And that is true, in some sense of the word. In other words, there isn't any expected shortage of C or C++ opportunities anywhere in the medium to long future. The problem is that this isn't the same language, framework or enviornment over time.
In the late 90s / early 2000s I was deep into C++. I read Effective C++ and More Effective C++, I gone through the entire STL with a
fine tooth comb, and I was a pretty enthusiastic (and bad) C++ developer. But let assume that I was a compotent C++ dev in the late 90s.
What was the environment like at the time? Pretty much all 32 bits, STL was still a hotly debated topic. MFC and ATL were all the rage, and making the C++ compiler die via template meta programming was extremely common. COM and Windows DNA were all the rage.
Assume that you freeze the knoweldge at that time, and skip forward 15 years. Where are you at?
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