Why so few Python jobs?

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ignacio at openservices.net
Tue Sep 25 05:21:21 CEST 2001


On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Paul Prescod wrote:

> tszeto wrote:
> >
> >...
> >
> > Any ideas on why so few Python jobs are available?
>
> Jobs are a trailing indicator. At most companies that use Python, a
> particular programmer has decided to use it for a particular project.
> The manager (to say nothing of HR) may not even know that Python is in
> use yet. Also language requests are to some extent proxies for real job
> titles. "Perl experience" may mean sysadmin or CGI. "C++ programmer" may
> mean "systems programmer" or even "COM programmer". "Java programmer"
> may mean server-side servlet-style stuff. And so forth. Python doesn't
> fit a niche like that.

That's only because "Python programmer" means "programmer who knows WTF
they're doing" ;)

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Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams  <ignacio at openservices.net>





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