February 11th, 2013, 05:36 AM
Advice sought - Software development training
I have been employed in the last few years as a developer of Windows and Web applications using Delphi and SQL with SQL Server. I also have some HTML and CSS. I am currently looking for work, and find myself needing to retrain, as Delphi is very little used in my area (Hampshire, England). Last year I attended a 5 day course "An introduction to C#.NET programming", which gave me a useful starting point. I need to take this further, but am unsure which direction to take. Which way is the world going? Should I focus on Windows applications (Winforms, WPF) or on Web applications (ASP.NET)?
Alternatively, would I be better off learning Java?
Another option would be to learn about SSRS, SSIS, etc and go down the DBA route.
I know it is down to me at the end of the day, but any comments or suggestions would be welcome!
February 11th, 2013, 10:37 AM
Re: Advice sought - Software development training
Reading on various blogs and forums, it looks like WPF, although a great idea when introduced, does not have such a bright future. WinForms is older, and 'traditional' Windows applications are not the way forward. I guess I should go the ASP.NET with C# route for now. There will be enough ASP.NET development going on out there to keep me going for a few years..
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