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Old 09-22-2013, 11:35 AM   #31
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But all recruiters calling me call me for .NET (i.e. other Windows shop -- apologies to any Mono people reading) jobs. My stance (this will change when I next find myself unemployed) with recruiters who call is that I'll only consider a job with programming that's either multiplatform (really porting and testing to the multiple platforms, not multiplatform in theory or because Mono exists) or is sitting on some kind of Unix-like system. In effect, this means I ignore all recruiters who contact me. If there are C++/Unix jobs wanting filling they're asking other people (not surprising since I've been doing Windows development for years now -- despite not having a Windows machine at all at home and disliking the platform).
Recruiters represent only a fraction of the jobs out there (small as it may still be these days). But they tend to be more active (call everyone) because their job orders tend to be for skill sets that are especially hard to find. If your skills are X and they call you for Y, that probably means a lot more people have skills in X than Y.

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As far as Python goes, I did hear Bradley Kuhn say on faif recently that Python developers are in very high demand. I haven't seen this myself (but I'm living on the planet Windows, remember, so that means little).
Having recently (as an old timer, even that means years) acquired Python as a coding skill, I suspect if I ever sought developer work, that might end up with many recruiter calls. OTOH, if you work on advancing your Python skills, maybe the Windows recruiters will stop calling
 
Old 09-22-2013, 11:42 AM   #32
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It might be interesting to see graphs:

1. 3D graph of age vs. programming language of choice.

2. 3D graph of age vs. operating system of choice.

3. 3D graph of age vs. Linux distro of choice (count the BSDs in)

4. National, continental, and world maps showing balance between Windows and the Linux/BSD realm

5. Like #4 but based just on college/university choices
 
Old 09-22-2013, 11:46 AM   #33
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The college closest to where I live seems to not only be a Windows-only place, but they even have a degree program in Flash. But I think that's part of media and arts there ... I don't know because their pages come up blank in my browser.
 
  


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