The technologies are changing at a rapid scale. The knowledge on
the time-lines of the APIs would have a significant edge over
the acquiring programming skills alone. Therefore, knowing what and
how, should be supplemented with when and then.
I tried to keep pace with the technologies once acquired.
Knowing C/C++, VB/C++5.0,VB6/C++ , .Net or Java -up, definitely provided
better handle on the next generation software.
The server side managements have also significantly advanced. I
found it a bit challenging for me to Keep Pace with Hard Ware and
software growth side by side. And I mostly go back to the online
documents provided by the vendors, and try to cross the hurdle which
surfaced on my way.