copenmatt — 2010-07-20T16:56:03-04:00 — #1
I'm going trough some tough time and I'm unsure about my future as web dev.
I don't feel so great about my job, like three, four, five years ago, I guess I'm getting bored and I see there is more and more front-end devs every freaking minute, what is really scary, because (and not only) of them I can't even think about a salary that Java average coder gets...
I know you can't make a decision for me etc., but maybe some of you guys just upgraded from front-end developer to something else... What would it be?
cruncher06 — 2010-07-26T14:16:06-04:00 — #2
Hope this helps.
alexdawson — 2010-07-26T13:13:50-04:00 — #3
Honestly, I wouldn't want to give explicit examples because I don't know what kind of things you enjoy doing on a day-to-day basis and if I were to suggest something you might not enjoy, it would only lead to more boredom, annoyance and perhaps an equally quick burnout ratio. Some people choose to go from simply building websites to producing physical products (like web based software) which they sell on-license, some choose to go from freelancing to work in an organisation (where there's more structure) or the reverse (for more freedom), some even choose to dump development and go into something lighter (like design) or heavier (like training or consultancy), it really depends on your level of skill, what interests you, what you enjoy doing and where you think you could see yourself working.