"W. Kent Starr" wrote:

> On Thursday 24 May 2001 22:41, bashar asad wrote:
>
> > > its really frustrating when you try to look for a job noadays.... you know
> > so many good programming languages but you want the right job that will
> > help you excel in a language like ruby ... but everybody want java java
> > java sorry guys really frustrated with todays market
> > ;p
> >
> > --
> > Bashar A. Asad
>
> Java is the currently in vogue "magic bullet' for corporate management types,
> hence the heavy emphasis in the job market. Much of this is due to aggressive
> promotion on the part of Sun Microsystems, for which, of course, one cannot
> blame them.
>
> The truth is that Java, in its place, is viable solution within certain
> well-defied problem domains; unfortunately, it is expected by many of those
> "in charge" to be a "do everything", "be everything" IT solution or *every*
> problem domain, which it is not.
>
> Contemporaty corporate midde management is largely made up of those who are
> either clueless or, if aware, effectively disenfranchised by the clueless
> ones above. This applies to marketing as well as adoption of technical
> solutions.
>
> Eventually, this will all sort itself out and languages like Ruby will be
> called into play to repair the grossly damaged e-commerce infrastructure
> being created today, largely in Java.
>
> Provided, of course, Ruby does not itself become another overbloated
> Java-like language with this and that "fix" applied to the core rather than
> intelligently derived from within the language itself. But, that's another
> issue and, fortunately, one I believe Matz has a very good handle on.
>
> Hang in there...your day will come! :-)
>
> Regards,
>
> Kent Starr
> elderburn / mindspring.com

very well said...

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Bashar A. Asad