Posted over 4 years ago

Good advice, but I'd note that there are companies that need people familiar w/ multiple languages, and even if they are not an expert, if you have knowledge of their languages, they are willing to train you.

It depends on what you want. Do you want to work for Google? Not everyone does (like me :D).

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Melanie Archer

I never wanted to work for Google either, maybe because I've met so many ex-Googlers (wouldn't they stay there if it was that satisfying?).

I could see how mastering one language is beneficial--until the vogue for that language diminishes. At the Bay Area Python and Ruby meetups lately we're seeing a lot of Java people eager to redirect their careers by learning a more popular programming language.

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Abelardo Gonzalez

Google does not have a very family oriented environment. Not on purpose, but because of how they reward 'hard work,' which apparently = 'lots of time spent at work.' I'd imagine that the majority of ex-googlers fit that category (and the 'untouchable' temp-type one perhaps)

aside from that, sticking to a language in that fashion has benefited Cobal programmers I bet. :) But I've met a lot of small/moderate businesses that would prefer to train someone in a language thats moderate at everything than someone married to a language they don't need.

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