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JohannM
27th October 2011, 11:39
Hi All,

I hope that this is the right forum to post into. I am a frequet reader of this forum and I really enjoy reading your comments and experiences but very rarely post.

So I have a large number of years experience in .NET (both C# and VB.NET), mainly websites development/ web apps/ intranet and back-end development with C#, SQL Server, ORM, HTML, Javascript etc.

Lately I was thinking to make myself more marketable, and trying to learn some new skills, seeing that I might be on the bench quite soon. What I was thinking of mainly is WPF. I have already done some small samples and I quite enjoy working with it. I have also done some silverlight, but prefer WPF, although both are very similiar.

Curious to know what you guys think? Should I continue developing my WPF skills, seeing that there are quite some good jobs on the market, or should I take another completely different road, like Android development for example?

cojak
27th October 2011, 21:16
Welcome JohannM :)

JohannM
28th October 2011, 07:53
Thanks Cojak. Am always constantly reading these forums, since I wish to move to London in a year's time.

russell
28th October 2011, 08:38
Hi All,

I hope that this is the right forum to post into. I am a frequet reader of this forum and I really enjoy reading your comments and experiences but very rarely post.

So I have a large number of years experience in .NET (both C# and VB.NET), mainly websites development/ web apps/ intranet and back-end development with C#, SQL Server, ORM, HTML, Javascript etc.

Lately I was thinking to make myself more marketable, and trying to learn some new skills, seeing that I might be on the bench quite soon. What I was thinking of mainly is WPF. I have already done some small samples and I quite enjoy working with it. I have also done some silverlight, but prefer WPF, although both are very similiar.

Curious to know what you guys think? Should I continue developing my WPF skills, seeing that there are quite some good jobs on the market, or should I take another completely different road, like Android development for example?

I would be more inclined to learn the new stuff coming out with Windows 8 like WinRT.

JohannM
28th October 2011, 08:56
Yes you are right, WinRT is something I have to look into, and the new Metro Style Apps for Win 8

escapeUK
28th October 2011, 20:10
Yes you are right, WinRT is something I have to look into, and the new Metro Style Apps for Win 8

I imagine metro apps will be as much as a success as Windows 7 gadgets. Personally id focus on learning how to code iphone or android apps. Windows 8 is the new Vista I suspect.