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You are asked to work on a project in a language you don't know. What do you do?   [Edit]

Survey period: 15 Aug 2011 to 22 Aug 2011

Let's assume you're given time to learn the new language before you start, if required.

OptionVotes% 
I dive in and learn the language as I go77268.99
I learn the new language and then dive in24722.07
I do it but try and get out of the project211.88
I actively try and get out of the project before it starts322.86
I quit171.52
Other302.68

View optional text answers (36 answers)


 
GeneralRe: Aren't most languages really the same? Pin
BoxyBrown18-Aug-11 5:40
BoxyBrown18-Aug-11 5:40 
GeneralHad to learn COBOL once Pin
Mike Hankey15-Aug-11 17:47
professionalMike Hankey15-Aug-11 17:47 
GeneralHow can you answer if it never happened to you? Pin
wizardzz15-Aug-11 10:41
wizardzz15-Aug-11 10:41 
GeneralRe: How can you answer if it never happened to you? Pin
StarNamer@work15-Aug-11 13:58
professionalStarNamer@work15-Aug-11 13:58 
GeneralRe: How can you answer if it never happened to you? Pin
wizardzz15-Aug-11 14:05
wizardzz15-Aug-11 14:05 
GeneralRe: How can you answer if it never happened to you? Pin
StarNamer@work15-Aug-11 23:30
professionalStarNamer@work15-Aug-11 23:30 
GeneralRe: How can you answer if it never happened to you? Pin
Philipp Kratzer15-Aug-11 21:27
Philipp Kratzer15-Aug-11 21:27 
GeneralFor those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
ed welch15-Aug-11 4:35
ed welch15-Aug-11 4:35 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Gregory Gadow15-Aug-11 4:51
Gregory Gadow15-Aug-11 4:51 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Steve Mayfield15-Aug-11 12:18
Steve Mayfield15-Aug-11 12:18 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
PIEBALDconsult15-Aug-11 19:26
professionalPIEBALDconsult15-Aug-11 19:26 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Jun Du16-Aug-11 4:57
Jun Du16-Aug-11 4:57 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 4:55
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 4:55 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:43
mvaPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:43 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 5:51
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 5:51 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 6:08
mvaPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 6:08 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 6:22
AnnieMacD18-Aug-11 6:22 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 6:30
mvaPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 6:30 
GeneralRe: For those who voted "I dive in and learn the language"... Pin
Pete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:45
mvaPete O'Hanlon18-Aug-11 5:45 
GeneralMore like step in to Pin
S Houghtelin15-Aug-11 4:19
professionalS Houghtelin15-Aug-11 4:19 
GeneralRe: More like step in to Pin
Doug Domeny17-Aug-11 17:04
professionalDoug Domeny17-Aug-11 17:04 
GeneralDive in and ... Pin
Nagy Vilmos15-Aug-11 3:39
professionalNagy Vilmos15-Aug-11 3:39 
GeneralBeen there, done that Pin
Gary Wheeler15-Aug-11 2:10
Gary Wheeler15-Aug-11 2:10 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
esaulsberry15-Aug-11 12:17
esaulsberry15-Aug-11 12:17 
GeneralRe: Been there, done that Pin
Rob Grainger15-Aug-11 23:40
Rob Grainger15-Aug-11 23:40 

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