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"Karl A. Nyberg" <[log in to unmask]>
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Karl A. Nyberg
Fri, 6 Feb 1998 23:06:01 EST
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   Date:         Fri, 6 Feb 1998 16:27:45 -0800
   From: Bryce Bardin <[log in to unmask]>

   Unfortunately it is a "catch 22" situation.  The demand for training is
   low because the conventional wisdom is that the jobs are all in C, C++,
   and Java, but there are Ada jobs going begging.  I get hit up several
   times a month for possible leads to available Ada programmers, but the
   good ones are already fully employed.

And the "good ones" find that they can do work in more areas than just
limited to Ada.  And with competition in the industry being what it is, I
often find the old Latin adage applies - "carpe pecunium". **

Perhaps when the Ada industry is capable of supporting the full spectrum of
technical people (not just DoD primes, subcontractors and body shops, but
small companies, component, library and product houses and individual
consultants) to an equivalent level that the C / C++ / JAVA industry is,
there won't be this situation.

My lately (for most of the past 5-6 years) non-Ada derived $0.02 worth.

-- Karl --

** Maybe it isn't completely correct, but as a rough translation I think
"sieze the money" is good enough...