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Yeah, I have a few things to say about that.

If it's Java versus C++ today, it's 1,000 Java jobs to 400 C++ jobs. If you're any good at C++, you can specialize on the tool you like, even if it is not the most popular tool.

But if it's Java versus FORTRAN, perl, or haskell, there are 1,000 Java jobs and just a few perl jobs. You have to recognize that the world has moved on, and most people think your favorite tool is no longer useful, even if you are deeply in love with that tool. In this case, it is your love for an obsolete, obscure, or highly specialized tool that is the problem. It's holding you back, and you need to learn one of the two or three most popular tools, and keep working with it until you come to love it.

The trick is telling these two cases apart when your own mind may be clouded. I guess one way is to look at the TIOBE index of most popular programming languages. If your favorite tool is in the top 5, don't worry. If it's down around 15, and there are languages on the list that are more popular than your favorite, and that you have never heard of, or maybe think are dumb tools, then maybe it's time to move on.
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