A future in Web Services

Discussion in 'ASP General' started by Radith Silva, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. Radith Silva

    Radith Silva Guest

    Hi all;

    I'm currently a student comparing my study options for the future. Currently
    I have (Certified) experience in Java and Web Development. My strong-hold I'd
    say is web-development but am willing to look at other things depending on
    the size of the industry and obviously the pay. My current program at
    University (or College in U.S.A.) allows me to specialize in software
    devlopment; I.T. security; Internet Programming

    Although I have experience in Software Devlopement; I don't see my self
    working 8 hours a day trying to program around problems. Also I'm not so good
    at Maths.
    I.T. Security is something that currently sounds good to me. Doing a bit of
    research I see that I'll have the opportunity to work with hardware and
    software and at the least could end up in a position such as Network Admin.
    The problem here is I have no current experience in the field.
    Looking at web services; I already know what i can expect. What i want to
    know is whether there'll be a demand to go to high places and get salaries
    compared to that of a senior software developer. Another problem is I am no
    good at graphics. So this means that I have no plans of becoming a web
    designer. What I have in my mind is specialising in Internet Programming but
    also having some software development papers done so I make sure I stay out
    of the "visual" part of web development.

    Now this is my perspective. So all you people currently working in the
    industry, can you please tell me exactly what are its positives and
    negatives. Also what is the pay like and is this an industry which is going
    to boom in the future.

    Cheers

    Radith Silva
    Radith Silva, Aug 28, 2004
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  2. Radith Silva

    John Guest

    If you are not good in anything and you d'ont want to program 8 hours a day,
    i don't think there will be somewhere a fool who going to pay you a good
    salary. Maybe you can become an artist. Sleep, doing stupid things, drugs,
    sex and sleep again. Whit a little change someone pays you to much for your
    artistic preformances.
    John, Aug 28, 2004
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  3. Radith Silva

    Jeff Cochran Guest

    On Sat, 28 Aug 2004 03:11:02 -0700, Radith Silva
    <> wrote:

    >I'm currently a student comparing my study options for the future.


    First thing to realize:

    When you get out, the future will have passed.

    >Looking at web services; I already know what i can expect. What i want to
    >know is whether there'll be a demand to go to high places and get salaries
    >compared to that of a senior software developer.


    Senior software developers get to that point through experience.
    Pretty much, by the time you gain the experience, the world will have
    changed anough so the skill set is obsolete. It's the concepts,
    especially business and process concepts, that will put you in the
    upper echelons of your career.

    >Another problem is I am no
    >good at graphics. So this means that I have no plans of becoming a web
    >designer. What I have in my mind is specialising in Internet Programming but
    >also having some software development papers done so I make sure I stay out
    >of the "visual" part of web development.


    Wow. No math, don't like 8-hour days of programming and you can't
    draw. Yet you want to specialise in an area that radically changes
    every two years. You're in for a let down.

    >Now this is my perspective. So all you people currently working in the
    >industry, can you please tell me exactly what are its positives and
    >negatives. Also what is the pay like and is this an industry which is going
    >to boom in the future.


    Pay and opportunity. No matter what programming or computer
    curriculum you study you won't affect those two goals of yours.
    Opportunity is yours to create, and the pay follows you, not a job
    classification that may not exist by the time you're ready to work.

    Load up on business, English and history courses at every opportunity.
    Especially communication skills, research skills and business basics,
    including accounting. Those are college skills that won't change
    before you get out, and those are the added edge that allow you to
    create the opportunities.

    If you understand the concepts of input, output, looping, branching,
    and objects you can pretty much pick up the language of the day.

    Jeff
    Jeff Cochran, Aug 29, 2004
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