Programming career is promising?

Hey guys, the other day a friend of mine said that being a programmer is a stable and promising job that I don’t have to worry about being unemployed at all. Do you agree with him?
In the modern world, there's no such thing as a job where you "don’t have to worry about being unemployed at all". Being a programmer doesn't magically protect you from economic downturns and recessions, and it won't protect you from being made redundant if your employer needs to make cutbacks.

I speak from experience.
Make sure you keep your skills up-to-date and relevant. There's plenty of programming jobs around - and likely to always be so. But the requirements change. IMO don't just concentrate on one language or area - but try to obtain a variety of skills and experience. And don't expect a 'job for life'. Always keep your CV fresh and up-to-date. Keep an eye on what prospective employers are looking for and try to get knowledge/experience in those areas - even if that means self-study evenings/weekends.
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