A friend of mine sent me today a link to a Smalltalk-based web framework. That reminded me that I talked to my landlord last week. He is raising my rent because he lost his job. He could not find a job for 3 months. I asked what are his skills, and he told that he was doing Smalltalk programming last 5 years. He looked at some job-seekers web sites, and everybody wants some web stuff (big surprise!) which he have no clue about. He is considering taking some HTML and PHP classes. I am sure there is a morale here. There must be one, because my rent went up, and I feel that Smalltalk (or rather its demise) is responsible for that.
On May 6th, 2007 02:47 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
i'd not advice him to spend his time for php, ruby is what he should go for. as a smalltalk programmer he will be in business right from the first sight, since smalltalk and ruby have a lot in common. besides, there's a smalltalk seaside framework for web applications -- http://www.seaside.st/
maybe it would help him to find a job earlier and he will drop your rent back to its normal =)
[a fellow from paulphilippov.com]