Check out these graphs that chart the demand for Java and C++ programmers since September 1999. Then look at the Nasdaq chart on that page. (As seen on Russell Beattie's Notebook)

Posted by jzawodn at September 07, 2002 08:18 PM

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# kasia said:

When you have empires built on vapor a fall is expected.

On the bright side, half of those programmers weren't competent in the first place.

On the sad side, everywhere I look I see tech geeks complaining they cannot find a job that pays them what they used to make.. well.. when you're getting paid $100+ an hour to be a code monkey.. perhaps you should rethink the future of the company you're working for.

on September 7, 2002 08:37 PM
# Stewart Vardaman said:

...half of those programmers weren't competent in the first place.

Kasia, you're an optimist, right?

I'd say only 20% of C++ 'coders' are truly proficient.

on September 7, 2002 11:16 PM
# Mad William Flint said:

As a 10 year C++ vet I'd LOVE to be able to take offense at the 20% mark. Frankly, I think you're being a bit kind.

on July 11, 2003 02:34 PM
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