#517 Remaining Relevant Over Four Decades

Four decades is a long time to be a programmer

Remaining Relevant Over Four Decades

Four decades is a long time to be a programmer. I started in 1981 and retired in 2021. During that time, almost everything changed, and I had to change with it. While my situation may be different than starting today, much of what I learned over time can still be helpful to programmers today.

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