What to learn?

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  1. Vailripper

    Vailripper Daywalkers have feelings too.

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    Okay, I know this question is kind of vague, but I am curious what you guys think would be most valuable to work on teaching myself. Currently I am in college working on an MIS degree, but I want to expand what I know beyond the required classes to maybe put myself ahead of the pack. I am kind of thinking database administrator as a career path, or possibly networking, to be honest im not really sure what exactly I want to do :p Currently I am working on teaching myself ASP.Net, and while I have found it pretty interesting, I don't know how practical it really is. It seems like the majority of the websites I visit use PHP for there scripting, am I wrong to think this? Thanks in advance.


    <sorry about the vague question>
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    learn ASM
     
  3. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    Can ASM really provide benificial aid to a company these days? Maybe in Canada, definatly not in CA. :hs: Unless you're talking about on a personal note, then yeah, ASM can make you a better programmer.

    I say continue with ASP.NET. Learn C#. Then JSP or Java.
     
  4. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    u'd be surprised how many ASM jobs there are that start out at $85K+
     
  5. StainMeNow

    StainMeNow New Member

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    COBOL or FORTRAN, go for older languages. Companies still need people to do maintenance on their decades-old programs that they just "can't give up."
     
  6. Aimless

    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    True, especially since a lot of the guys who coded and maintained those systems are starting to retire.
     

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