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Jesse W 08-20-2010 01:23 AM

Most useful languages to know/be familiar with for future employment?
 
Hey LQ. Im currently studying computer science at university in hopes of becoming a game designer or programmer. As many of you probably already in this line of work, or even employ people for these kind of jobs, i thought i would ask what languages you find most useful in terms of employability?
Note: so far know java and a bit of python, and will be doing C next year.
Thanks in advance for replies : )

paulsm4 08-20-2010 01:25 AM

Chinese. Preferably Mandarin ;)

Jesse W 08-20-2010 01:32 AM

Haha nice, and to be honest i am currently learning Mandarin.

dugan 08-20-2010 01:53 AM

Web development languages and frameworks. C#, PHP, Ruby, JQuery, etc. And SQL. The web development market is huge, it has a low entry barrier, and it's common for new programmers to start out there. Many end up staying there when they find it pays the bills.

Gortex 08-20-2010 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by dugan (Post 4071989)
Web development languages and frameworks. C#, PHP, Ruby, JQuery, etc. And SQL. The web development market is huge, it has a low entry barrier, and it's common for new programmers to start out there. Many end up staying there when they find it pays the bills.

at least you are not in my boat, last year of college got picked up by a local business in town that handles all their own application development, except they use old non-mainstream languages such as informix se and genero. I swear these 4gl languages are going to make me pull my hair out..... On top of that we get to maintain our own servers have a working knowledge of C and of course Bash.

jay73 08-20-2010 08:16 PM

From my own experience, java, C#, SQL and XML, occasionally C++. The scripting languages if you are into system administration, PHP if you want to be a web designer/developer. Python, Perl, Ruby, etc. : very limited demand and often fierce competition for the few available places.

bigearsbilly 08-21-2010 06:53 PM

I just started work at a large US investment bank.
current project:
converting a perl script to...

korn shell.

nuff said.

there probably isn't a correct answer to the question.
go down the road you find interesting.

Jesse W 08-23-2010 03:24 AM

Thanks heaps for the replies everyone!


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