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Age barrier...?

Brian Turner
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Joined: Mar 18, 2002
Posts: 4
Hi Guys,
I'm a 54 year old unemployed consultant. I've been thinking of learning Java. I am an experienced programmer, IBM 370 assembler, COBOL, Basic. I am good at application design and I enjoy the challenge of learning new applications and languages. My question is - should I learn this great language and do I stand a chance of applying it somewhere with all the young guys out there I would be competing with? There seems to be somuch to learn and so little time - EJB, JSP, XML. etc...!!! Any suggestions?
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Pradeep bhatt
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Joined: Feb 27, 2002
Posts: 8919

Of course U can! U experience will help U but there are lots of things to learn and they keep changing very rapidly. But u need to keep updating. What is hot today may not be hot the next day.
Good Luck!
[ June 10, 2002: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]

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Brian Turner
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Joined: Mar 18, 2002
Posts: 4
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Of course U can! U experience will help me but there are lots of things to learn and they keep changing very rapidyl. But u need to keep updating. What is hot today may not be hot the next day.
Good Luck!

Thanks Pradeep. Appreciate the vote of confidence.
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