WEB What to do next, after web development?

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  1. Insert Tokens

    Insert Tokens Making Cancer My Bitch OT Supporter

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    Been doing web dev for about 10yrs now.. currently senior web dev / webmaster for a large port/shipping company.. but I want to start getting ready for whatever's next.

    So far the steps have been easy: keep learning the next step up in web dev. Obviously I started with HTML, then it was just a matter of mastering the next step.. CGI/Perl, Graphics, DHTML, CSS, XHTML, PHP, Databases, etc etc.. now I mostly work with CMS's (MySource, Sharepoint, etc) and XHTML/CSS/PHP/MySQL sites.

    Now it seems the next step is to learn to program.. properly. The web is turning into applications.. Google uses Python, Twitter etc use Rails, PHP has gone OO and is no longer just <? include("header.html"); ?> ;)

    I'm just not sure if I want to take that huge step into learning a real programming language, or moving on to something else..

    Opinions? What's next after web dev? Creating websites for small/medium business isn't something you can really do until you retire.
     
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    I was in the same boat. Senior web developer / web manager and felt like I had reached my "cap" creating agency based websites for companies. I quit my job and got a new one as a "web engineer", developing, maintaining, and improving the sas platforms my company develops.

    It's a tough job, but I find it a lot more challenging than what I was doing before. And it's pretty much awesome working around developers that greatly outskill you, and have built and worked on globally known platforms.
     
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    "web dev" is easy, what I enjoy is the engineering portion of it
     
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    Where did you learn the things you know?
     
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    SAS? Referring to Software as a Service?
     
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    75% self-taught (all the languages are self taught), until I started getting into the higher-end, then my employers started paying for me to do training in specific software, eg SharePoint, MySource, Redhat administration, etc.
     
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    I'm working on learning iphone app development :dunno:

    I'm a little anxious to see what the Palm WebOS SDK looks like. If i wasn't actively learning iphone development, i'd probably be playing with that.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Where's the best place to self teach? :x:
     
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    Why Project Management of course. Telling everyone else what to do. /halfsarcastic
     
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    Shampoo Rinse & Repost

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    Flash Actionscripting
     
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    FLASH ^
     
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    people wanted it to go away.. its not going away. in fact it keeps getting bigger and bigger
     
  15. Insert Tokens

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    I've been looking into it actually. Read a bunch of tutorials but it's wayyy over my head. Don't even know where to start learning Obj-C etc.. and I don't have an Apple to install the SDK. This is definitely one thing i'm tempted to dive into though.
     
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    Work is putting me through PRINCE2 training, on work time, and paying for it :bowdown:

    Definitely a possible path in this company, but I still prefer to actually do work for my paycheck ;)
     
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    HTML5. <canvas>. Bye bye flash? :mamoru:
     

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