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    A Difficult Question

    I was asked a difficult question last night by a person who wants to specialize in an area of the internet, instead of been a 'jack of all trades and master of none' in terms of internet capability and skills.

    The questions was - "what area of the whole web design / development do you think it would be best to specialize in... what skill is sought after and what skill would is most valuable from a financial point of view"

    I thought for a few minutes on it and my top 3 responses were:
    - iOS Development
    - Java Development
    - PHP Development

    What would be your top 3 (in order of priority)

    Looking forward to seeing people's opinions on this...

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    1. Database design and optimization.
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    Really...

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    Java (not JavaScript) is probably the most sought after programming language in IT in general, and I believe most iOS apps are written in Java (not positive about that, though).

    PHP probably has the biggest presence on the web itself, though a non-trivial portion of that is from hobbyists and amateurs; but it's my main tool at my current job (along with PostgreSQL DBMS).
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    Cool, thanks for your input NogDog

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    First: Java, as it is the main language for both iOS apps and Android apps.
    Second: PHP/MYSQL, as they are (in my opinion) the most widely used languages for dynamic (i.e modern) websites
    And third: Graphic design (dont laugh) becuase it is amazing how many well coded websites you see that are just plain ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogDog View Post
    1. Database design and optimization.
    +1. Highest potential for income, responsibility, stress, calls at 3am, etc.

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    Java isn't used for iOS apps, Objective-C (and now Ruby) is.

    Java is used for Android apps.

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