I want to learn a new language...
mheath at apache.org
Thu Feb 15 15:38:30 MST 2007
On 2/15/07, Jonathan Duncan <jonathan at bluesunhosting.com> wrote:
> > I have never seen a good paying PHP job. The companies that primarily
> > use PHP also tend to think $40k is a good developer salary. So,
> > learning PHP for career development is self-defeating. You'll get stuck
> > forever in low-paying jobs using a poorly-designed language. Sounds
> > like hell to me.
> I would normally agree, but recently I saw a PHP job paying $55+. But
> then again, i do not know what your scale is for "good paying".
If you think $55/year is good pay, you're not giving yourself enough
credit. Most of the developers I know make more than $80K/year and
quite a few of them are in the 6 figures range.
All the developers I know that are making 6 figures are Java
developers which is weird. According to this mailing list, Java is a
pretty crappy language. It's strange that so many very profitable
companies use it and pay their developers so well.
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