Given that the hype over Flex has kind of reached its apex I think its high time I start broadening my skill sets. I am not saying the Flex is a “done” technology, I am simply stating that Flex has reached a satisfying market share for RIA development and that the honeymoon is over.
So what does a Sr. Flex Developer decide to pick? Well iPhone development is all the rage so that’s a no-brainer. But then again that is just another client-side technology. Java and ColdFusion are still hot technologies. Going with either one would be a good choice (or both for that matter). I know some PHP and MySQL but I am not sure what the opportunity costs are for continuing to develop those skills are. I don’t really see myself doing too much in the way of web design nor do I see myself as a DBA. I might still tackle those when I can do so without incurring significant opportunity costs.
This post is simply to post my thoughts and maybe get some community feedback. Thoughts, comments, questions, concerns? Let’s hear ’em.