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[Z]The Next Programming Skill You Should Learn

Change and growth are faster than ever in software these days. There%rsquos Silverlight, LINQ and WPF from Microsoft. There%rsquos AJAX, REST and Rails 2.0 in the web development world. Java has JavaFX. There used to be a time when you had to pick one language and run with it because it was just too overwhelming to master more than one. Now it%rsquos impossible to keep up with new developments within even a single language. This has many developers scrambling to figure out what to learn next. No one wants to invest countless hours in a losing technology%hellip you want to learn something that will be useful in the long run. I have just the skill for you, and it doesn%rsquot matter what language you work with.

Learn to write well. [ * ]

%ldquoBut that%rsquos not a programming skill!%rdquo you%rsquore probably saying. Or maybe you%rsquore disappointed because you thought I was going to be talking about the very latest cutting-edge API you can%rsquot live without. Good writing skill is probably one of the most useful talents you can develop as a software engineer, and ignoring it is one of the biggest mistakes most programmers make.