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DesktopWeb FormText   branch out OR refine skillsFri, 30 Jul 2004 02:16:05 GMT # 

i have this internal struggle involving where i should direct my time. i'm always torn between reading a book about some type of programming i have no clue about OR do i read more about software engineering. e.g. should i read about XQuery, AI, Programming DirectShow OR should i read about TDD, Design Patterns, Agile Programming. that said ... i choose XQuery, AI, DirectShow 99% of the time (wider is better). i've never been on a project and had a client say, 'i am so glad you know Design Patterns, UML, SCRUM, flavor of the day' ... but they have come by with questions about XSLT, Crypto, RegEx, WS-* ...