Programmers are the foundation for the world of software development. Successful programmers are constantly researching and looking for the newest trends in the field. Loyalty to programming languages may be counterproductive, so programmers need to be able to respond quickly to market needs by learning new languages that emerge or gain in popularity.
Ed Tittel is the creator of the Exam Cram series of IT certification prep books and a contributor to many other computer-related books. These days, he's spending lots of time working with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008, trying to understand their many feature and functions, as well as their occasional foibles.