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Where Do All the Old Programmers Go?


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We all know that software development is a young man's game. While hotshot young coders get fat raises and promotions to management, older programmers have an ever more difficult time finding work. Right?

In a recent editorial, Norman Matloff, a professor of computer science at the University of California, Davis, describes software engineering as a career dead end. "Many programmers find that their employability starts to decline at about age 35," Matloff writes.

Somehow I doubt it.

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