I have wondered what sort of subject material to cover in my articles here, and it seems web development isn't that high up on anyone's list, which surprises me for a number of reasons, especially given how many article submissions here have to deal with web stuff.
Then again, I suppose if you're doing it for work, it's not enjoyable by definition so I guess I can see why someone would pick anything but webdev if they do webdev on the job.
A possible explanation is that I, and probably others, shouldn't even have participated in this poll. I don't do web development, but neither do I use ASP.NET. I know of .NET, but I don't even know what ASP.NET is.
I haven't done web development since 1997 - on the original ASP no less.
All of my .NET work has been standalone applications or backend, which makes for interesting conversations with hiring managers because everyone seems to assume you're doing web development by default now.
"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to repetitive electronic music."
If you look at job postings it seems the only thing employers want is web developers. I find it interesting how many of us chose "I don't do web development". Makes you wonder how many of those job postings were written by someone in HR who doesn't realize just how much of modern business depend on non-web software.
I'm not surprised. From my experience, two that come to mind are web based doesn't (yet) offer full robust support for solutions requiring substantial I/O operations used in some industrial serial communications and small companies without the desire to use cloud based capabilities and/or do not have infrastructure/budget to stand up on-prem web architecture.
I do a LOT of work for the above two scenarios. Keeps my family nicely fed.
That's our current new web stack too. OTOH after a departure half a year ago, our current senior dev is someone who doesn't like vue, so it's possible that it'll change before I start a new web project...
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
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