I entered my LinkedIn to do some cleanup of contacts and I noticed that I've passed the 12 years working mark, so why not a small recap to see how bad life has treated me regarding programming languages?
I've worked at 8 companies since 2001: Alhambra-Eidos, Surfernet, Grupo Raxon, ilitia, Navteq, Tuenti, Minijuegos and CartoDB (current one).
Of those, I did consulting services at two of them, the rest being product development. A bit below 5 years of doing quite varied and interesting consulting projects, but also sometimes feeling Dilbert's strips are so accurate.
Lowest record is 4 months ar Alhambra-Eidos, because was during the summer and they couldn't offer me a part-time job.
Highest record would be Tuenti or ilitia with 4 years, but really the closest one was ilitia, as I left the company just 3 days before the 4th anniversary.
I'm still in love with C#, Windows might not be the best platform but the language itself is so good that even Java copies its features now.
I've used more or less extensively the following DBs: SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL.
None of them is perfect, all have caveats.
I've used quite a few SCM: Visual SourceSafe, CVS, Subversion, Mercurial, Git.
All of them screw up merges sometimes, but I like Git now that I know a bit and can compare it to Hg.
I've given 18 talks a total of 23 times.
And I still get quite nervous every time I have to do one.
* : Only counting professional work of at least a few weeks
: One thing is coding in PHP and other is writing proper, object oriented, namespaced code