The top 10 dead (or dying) computer skills: Oh man, a flame war is going to erupt over number five:
This once-popular Web programming language […] has since been superseded by other development platforms, […] Debates continue over whether ColdFusion is as robust and scalable as its competitors, but nevertheless, premiums paid for ColdFusion programmers have dropped way off […]
When did ColdFusion programmers ever get a “premium”? No disrespect intended, but since I started Web development in the late 90s, I’ve never worked anywhere where ColdFusion experience would have even helped you get a job.
As for ColdFusion dying, we still work with it from time to time. We have a half-dozen or so legacy sites we inherited. We have a monstrous, 1,100 page ColdFusion book sitting around here. Whenever you see it off the bookshelf and on someone’s desk, there are only a few possibilities of what that person is working on.
As for the rest of the list of dying computer skills, there are a lot of obvious ones (COBOL, cc:Mail, OS/2) and a surprise or two (C).