My friend Dave Spiess asked me to clarify the term “web developer”. I could go on and on about my experiences and opinions, but a picture is more digestible, so I drew one:
BTW, here’s an quick/easy way to make graphs: http://graphjam.com/ (my graph there)
Is Windows a required platform for web development too? I don’t think so.
Well sure there are other variations, Stuart, but I said I was referring to MY experiences.
We needed a Web Developer (with ASP.net knowledge). We kept getting applicants who knew only one of those 3 areas (at best), particularly "ASP.net Developers" who couldn’t write basic valid HTML.
To me, the important distinction is the real web pros (HTML/JS/CSS) -vs- those who point/click only, without understanding the dynamics of the web.
A graph like this couldn’t fairly represent all the many server-side platforms, so feel free to make your own as you like it.
BTW, do you still use Coldfusion? I haven’t heard anything about it in years.
Regarding Coldfusion, not by me, I’ve never used it. I do have a friend who still uses in his company. These tend to be more designer web sites for companies who want a customer facing website that they can easily change. i.e. Coldfusion powers their CMS. They’ve probably invested heavily in their CMS, so are reluctant to change it.
Regarding the chart and article, it wasn’t clear that it was for a recruitment drive to me. It makes a lot more sense knowing this chart was designed for a specific purpose and was not a general view on the ideals of web development 🙂
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