- Focus: Avoid trying to learn too many programming languages. All of us have limited time and resources. Pick one programming language and learn it well. Write at least a few thousand lines of code using your choosen programming language.
- Ask yourself what you have done (with what you know): Just as learning the alphabets will not get you anywhere, learning a programming language will not get you anywhere unless you develop great programs that you can showcase.
- Do the new: Do not choose age old vanilla database applications for your college projects. There is nothing new to learn there. In our fast moving economy knowledge has a very low shelf life. Every new invention becomes a commidity before you know it. Return on investment is very less on routine jobs. Creative people earn more. Routine work gets outsourced at very cheap rates. Focus on the new trends if you wish to maximize your earning popotential. New work is also more fun!
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