The #1 question every software professional needs to ask himself is : "Where's the heck I'm going to in the near future??". Software is a quickly changing world, where hot fields today may become irrelevant in a couple of years. Thus, a software professional can't afford neglecting this question, at least if he really wants to stay around for long years.
So where's the hot point: what are the most promising fields in the industry for the coming years.
Java - the most popular programming language in the world today, with
20% of developers using it as a primary language. This means that
millions of applications are going to need updating and maintenance in
the coming years.
Additionally, Java is useful for making desktop applications as well as web applications.
PHP - is a language for server side web pages. i.e when you load a web
page, some of the operations are performed on a server. PHP is used now
by millions of programmers around the world, many of them freelancers.
It's free-to-use ("open source") and enjoys an extensive online support.
but let's ignore that) are used to simply build the user experience of a
web site, i.e. the side of the site which the user can see. Obviously
in an era of Internet, mastering these languages is extremely important
in order to stay relevant in the industry.
- don't be indifferent to market trends, because you'll find yourself
out of business some day.. I hope this short article will make your day a