Why do programmers get outdated over time?
Many years ago I was subcontracted by a developer to do some data processing work for a financial institution. He was a Computer Science graduate. I openly wondered to him why he was unable to do this work.
He said that since he left University he has not picked up a book.
That’s why programmers, doctors, lawyers, architects, and almost every profession gets outdated.
People stop learning. It’s nothing unique to programming.
To stay current, here are some tips…
- Keep updated with the latest versions and features of the tools you use every day
- Learn a new computer language every couple of years.
- Read about new technologies.
- Try out new technologies in small projects.
- Experiment with new tools and libraries.
- Write about your experiments.
- On working as a programmer in the adult industry
- Does being an entrepreneur require you to be a good programmer or good at coding?
- How do programmers last working for a company for 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years?
- As a Ruby programmer, why do you choose Elixir over Crystal or vice versa?
- How did you go from a newbie to a software engineer in 9 months while working full time?