For years, I’ve resisted the move to the Microsoft way, it being driven entirely by warped corporate logic rather than technical excellence and innovation. But it seems now that in the enterprise, Linux and Perl are now completely irrelevant. One recruiter I met with had never even heard of them. So I’ve decided to learn C#, ASP.NET and Microsoft Sharepoint, as well as how to develop apps for Android. I still need a job and if learning .NET and Sharepoint is the only way to stay in IT, then I guess I have to.
I’ve seen tons of hype that the Cloud will generate 15 thousand IT jobs but does anyone actually know how to learn the skills employers want in whatever it is cloud people do?