|Tip 11||Know Your Platform|
|[Brown Belt] For your first job, you’ll focus on one platform, but over time you’ll need to pick up more.|
When most programmers think about development tools, they immediately think about the programming language. That’s only half the picture: the language is part of a larger computing platform. Consider the olden days when computers were programmed only in assembly language; each type of computer had its own instruction set, so depending on your application, some computers could offer better instructions than others.
The same is true today. Consider Java: it’s not just a programming language; it’s a language and a set ...