resilient WS tech skills: FIX,sh-script…

Background: the constant need to economize on my learning hours. Have to attempt to pick the  survivors

FIX as a tech skill is an example of unexpected resilience. (However, this is in a specialized domain, so competition is arguably lower.)

Other examples:

  • SQL, in the face of noSQL challengers.
  • XML, in the face of light-weight serialization protocols – json, protobuf
  • Bourne shell, in the face of python, perl…
  • php, mysql, in the face of newer challengers
  • STL, invented in the 80’s (??) with many limitations, challenged repeatedly
  • tibrv, challenged by 29west, solace,
  • excel

I have a bias towards older technologies. They have stood the test of time.

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