Programmers are poorly educated and not smart enough

August 14, 2008

This is the conclusion one would draw from this article that frets over the skills mismatch between the typical software developer and the newer class of multicore processors. People are losing sleep worrying about the problem, and some solutions have been offered.

Unfortunately so far these involve having to learn different (not necessarily new) programming languages and indeed programming paradigms, and with hacking at current languages and development platforms to make them somewhat suitable for the multicore world. If you can figure out the way to program multicores, then you could make a billion bucks (and not Zimbabwean bucks).. or I guess in reality that person would remain obscure.

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