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Web, game, or software development?

Which do you prefer?  

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  1. 1. Which do you prefer?

    • Web Development
      47
    • Game Development
      12
    • Software Development
      9


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Out of software development, game development, and web development, which do you prefer? I prefer web development, but I used to do some game programming in Flash Actionscript.

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Web Development. i think i would like software development but i don't think i know enough to do it well. need to change that when time permits!

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Web development, it's the only thing I'm good at.

I only know a bit of C, C++, Python and Delphi, but it's far from my PHP knowledge.

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Depends on the mood I'm in.  I prefer web develoment mainly because of deployment issues.  Software development can be fun and interesting, but it's such a hassle to compile, deploy, and debug.

I've never done any game development, but I do enjoy the work produced by those who do it :)

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[quote author=ober link=topic=99891.msg394375#msg394375 date=1152535335]
I've never done any game development, but I do enjoy the work produced by those who do it :)
[/quote]

Me too ;D

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typically just web development, but i love web game development, too, so i'd have to vote for both if i could. i definitely agree with ober's comment above, though  ;D

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I dont know how to do the other kinds but web.

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I did games programming for nearly twenty years. Web development is a walk in the park compared.

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I don't think I could do CSS all day like some people, but I can't stay glued to the Actionscript panel in Flash for hours...
so does that make me a ...............software developer ---- potentially?

But I do like making graphics too.

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i actually wish i'd went onto university to continue my programming, as I leaned C++ pretty well and enjoyed it loads. back when I had an Amiga, I had a program called AMOS Professional and Blitz Basic, which were versions of BASIC aimed at game developers (Worms was conceived on AMOS, I think Skidmarks (racing game) was made on Blitz, so definitely not "BASIC for wimps" lol). Unfortunately I got a job that consumed all my time, so pretty much gave up, and by the time I got back into it I was too rusty and didn't have as much time to re-learn. Shame, cos game programming is extremely fun.

but now, i'd say web development (PHP), but only cos it's about all I know these days.

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I like crazy stuff and random stuff

I work with online software development, but it is boring... I liked to make a process killer.

Once I made a simple XML parser, that was fun. (yes, I know that php haves a built-in function, I was just playing)


I´d like to work with game programming...

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For me it's web development since all I know is PHP.  I would like to software development in the future.

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Web Development!

its all i can do really, and i cant do that too good either :P

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[quote author=heckenschutze link=topic=99891.msg461018#msg461018 date=1162376760]
Well they're all boring :)
[/quote]

Absurdities abound! :P

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I do all 3, but game development is my favorite, i've already written a couple of games.

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:) I did some software development before with microsofts language.. but when I met PHP I forgot them already.. I enjoy web development more...

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Depends on what you mean by game development.  If you mean programming PC, Mac, or console games, then it's an [i]entirely[/i] different beast than any type of web based game.

I think that type of game development is the most challenging, fun, and rewarding; it's what I originally wanted to do.

But web programming pays more, is much less stressful, and as someone already pointed out, is a walk in the park in comparison.

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I prefer web development. I don't think I would ever want to do "desktop software" development.  however developing software for the web is what I end up liking as far as software.

I am thinking of eventually going into video game development at some point, just depends on where my career takes me at some point.

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Web development is tedious and irritating at times due to all  lots of different languages and all the web browser inconstancies.
Software development can be generic boring\repetitive
Game development is often more trouble then its worth as it requires artists\someone with a sound background and such to create anything decent.

I prefer solving problems\proofs of concepts and elegant solutions than the above list the details of the complete implementation bore me to death.

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The line between application development and web development is beginning to blur.  At my job I use about 75% Java 25% PHP.  Our most recent Java project is being developed using the Nextapp Echo2 framework.  The framework allows you to effectively forget about the fact that you are operating across the HTTP protocol.  All of the client server interaction is handled via asynchronous XML requests.  Allows you to develop Java Swing like web applications.  Google offers a similar framework GWT (Google Web Tools) although I find it to be less aestetically pleasing out of the box.  If you get a chance check them out, I think they offer a glimpse into the future of web development.

Echo2: http://www.nextapp.com/platform/echo2/echo/

GWT: http://code.google.com/webtoolkit/

Best,

Patrick

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Web based applications are the future of programming as far as business goes IMO.  They're easier to set up, maintain, and deploy than any server based program.

I think it will be a while before web based applications become the norm for home use though; there's still too many people who are paranoid about someone stealing their information.

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