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Hello,
        Dear Sir I'm thinking about studying computer programming... But with all these languages on the field one might think more than twice before taking one like C, Java and other Visuals like the latest MS Visual Studio.NET or others...

So from your experience can you advise me what to take...?

And another thing I was wondering on the net few days ago and I see all these people asking about jobs while there are a lot actually but they don't have the study for it what I mean that like 1000 students study CS and then they graduate like only 200 finds a fast job BUT what about the rest? I mean they all are on the same level some how I mean they took the same subjects with no knowledge what so ever about what the market needs... I see these new opening like for (Data compressing, Natural language processing, A.I. and others)... what does these graduated people know about these subjects?!

If you know a site that talks more about these new titles I'll be grad full if you give me the link...



Thanks.

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KLY, Thank you for your question.

I have been unable to find work for four years in spite of having over thirty years of experience. Very few companies are hiring programmers of any kind now, due to the poor economy.

If you find work, let me know.

David Spector

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David Spector

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Highly knowledgeable in the C++ language, Visual C++ (MSVC), Windows API, documentation and other quality-assurance techniques, and debugging. Knowledgeable in MFC, COM, GUI design, and object-oriented design.

Experience

I have been a software engineer since 1965. I have been published. My specializations have been: biomedical programming, compiler implementation, and many kinds of Windows programming. I don't do Databases or other business-oriented stuff.

Publications
Windows?/DOS Developer's Journal, ACM SIGPLAN Notices, and Computer Science Press.

Education/Credentials
ICCP Systems Programming Certification
Master's degree equivalent in Computer Science

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