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Why Learn New Languages? Being Outlived by C++

In Java Today, Andy Dent asks Why Learn New Languages? Being Outlived by C++. The question seems relevant for Java developers as well, and there have been lots of interesting comments posted in response to Andy's question. Here's Andy's introduction:

Can a focus on C++ get me through the next twenty-odd years? Is it time to stop chasing bright, shiny new languages and consolidate as a guru? A few thoughts on "legacy languages" and the later stages of a coding career...

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