Monday, June 4th 2007

Top 10 dead/dying PC skills listed

ComputerWorld has done some research, and compiled a very interesting list of the PC skills that currently have little or no demand. Here is a very shortened version of that list. Please check the source link for the full version of the list with a much better explanation of, well, everything.

First place: Cobol.
Cobol is a very old programming language that saw a quick spike during the Y2K paranoia. However, since then, Cobol has been slowly on the way out, Universities no longer teach it, and rarely anyone uses it.

Second place: Nonrelational DBMS.
DBMS is an old database protocol, sort of like MySQL. MySQL is in fact one of the database protocols that replaced DBMS.

Third place: Networks without IP addresses.
This one's self explanatory. Back in the late 1980's/early 1990's, corporations thought it would be a sweet idea to put their computers on networks without IP addresses. Considering that a computer's IP address is like a regular mailing address, networks sans IP kinda bit the dust.

4: CC:Mail, the classic store-and-forward E-mail system of the 1980's.

5: ColdFusion, another forgotten programming language.

6: C/C++ programming, which is used by high school programming teachers as a torture device.

7: Powerbuilder, yet another forgotten programming language.

8: Netware engineers, who did stuff with the programming platform Netware. Netware was a great programming platform right until Microsoft unleashed NT. All Netware programmers got certified in and switched over to NT within 2 years.

9: PC Network administrators, who's role is becoming automated by very smart and easy to configure/use Windows servers.

10: OS/2, a joint attempt to make an operating system by IBM and Microsoft. It's been an almost unheard of operating system with a very small group of dedicated users, and was officially discontinued in 2005.Source: ComputerWorld
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33 Comments on Top 10 dead/dying PC skills listed

#1
Garb3
now what would be good would be a top 10 of what is currently use(since i have only every used c++ at uni lol)
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#2
Namslas90
by: zekrahminator

6: C/C++ programming, which is used by high school programming teachers as a torture device.
:roll::rockout::toast:
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#3
KennyT772
by: zekrahminator
9: PC Network administrators, who's role is becoming automated by very smart and easy to configure/use Windows servers.Source: ComputerWorld
I read that as easy to confuse windows servers...lol
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#4
vipercrazy
should have a whole other top ten for webtv PLUS users, thats a skill in its own, and from what i remember the plus edition only had about 100 made. ahh such a great idea, society wasnt ready yet.....
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#5
russianboy
"Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill Google.
-Steve Ballmer.
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#6
zekrahminator
McLovin
Russianboy, please explain what that quote has to do with anything, before it pulls a Houdini on this thread ;).
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#7
russianboy
I was looking @ OS/2, since I didn't know what it really was, and I stumbled upon that quote.

there.
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#9
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
webtv PLUS users LOL
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#10
d44ve
by: zekrahminator
4: CC:Mail, the classic store-and-forward E-mail system of the 1980's.
Believe it or not, this is still very widely used in the business world.
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#11
Dippyskoodlez
by: zekrahminator

8: Netware engineers, who did stuff with the programming platform Netware. Netware was a great programming platform right until Microsoft unleashed NT. All Netware programmers got certified in and switched over to NT within 2 years.

10: OS/2, a joint attempt to make an operating system by IBM and Microsoft. It's been an almost unheard of operating system with a very small group of dedicated users, and was officially discontinued in 2005.
Novell is really cool, and really retarded at the same time.

However I think the #1 fading PC skill is this... Modding.

No, not the ZOMG LEET WINDOW IN YOUR PC modding.

I'm talking electrical engineer type modding, volt modding your GPU.


Theres a lot of people that can Vmod, but not many that know how to FIND a vmod ;)


We also use around 30-40 OS/2 machines at work.. and probably will until... well.. forever...
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#12
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: Dippyskoodlez
Novell is really cool, and really retarded at the same time.

However I think the #1 fading PC skill is this... Modding.

No, not the ZOMG LEET WINDOW IN YOUR PC modding.

I'm talking electrical engineer type modding, volt modding your GPU.


Theres a lot of people that can Vmod, but not many that know how to FIND a vmod ;)
I know how to find one of those people:)

They are here at the TPU:toast:
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#15
Garb3
sorry miss typed lol(u gues pick up on everything lol)
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#17
overcast
Huh? COBOL is still WIDELY used in the business world and universities CERTAINLY teach it in business education. MySQL is not a protocol, that is the name of a relational database engine. C/C++ little to no demand, ARE YOU INSANE!?!?

http://www.tiobe.com/tpci.htm

Just look at junes TPC index.
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#19
russianboy
C/C++ is very useful in microcontrolleters/microprocessors imo.

C is not dead yet.
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#20
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
by: zekrahminator
Don't blame me, blame ComputerWorld :p.
We blame you for reposting it:nutkick:
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#21
GSG-9
lol, so if C++ is dead what is replacing it, sorry I have not seen any really good alternitives that are gaining momentum (Its not like Windows Blackcomb [Now its Vienna] will be using Java or Python ;p )
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#22
russianboy
C imo is actually very solid and straight forward. One of the simplest languages I know.

#include

main

{
printf ("wowomg.com rocks! Visit it!n");

Goto Main
}


It just needs alot of spacing, brackets, etc.

But sometimes you don't even need the formatting! (Lots of subvarieties around...)
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#23
Kasparz
My local post office computers are running on OS/2 and we must learn how to install and setup Nowell Netware in college. I live in wrong country eh :laugh:
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#24
xylomn
by: GSG-9
lol, so if C++ is dead what is replacing it, sorry I have not seen any really good alternitives that are gaining momentum (Its not like Windows Blackcomb [Now its Vienna] will be using Java or Python ;p )
well I can't see microsoft using widely adopting java as they got rather pissed when sun wouldn't implement features that would only work on windows but wouldn't C# (from what i have been told at uni fully object oriented version of c++ to compete with java) simply be the next logical step from C++
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