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Poll: Which do you prefer? (68 member(s) have cast votes)

Which do you prefer?

  1. Web Development (47 votes [69.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 69.12%

  2. Game Development (12 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  3. Software Development (9 votes [13.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.24%

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#21 roopurt18

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:13 PM

Depends on what you mean by game development.  If you mean programming PC, Mac, or console games, then it's an entirely 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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#22 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 07:23 PM

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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#23 Nameless12

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 08:29 PM

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.


#24 utexas_pjm

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Posted 14 March 2007 - 11:18 PM

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.c...orm/echo2/echo/

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

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:31 PM

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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#26 obsidian

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Posted 15 March 2007 - 03:36 PM

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.


Not to mention cheaper and easier to maintain updates and licensing for them! I agree 100% that this is where the future of business is headed.
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#27 TheFilmGod

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Posted 11 April 2007 - 01:38 AM

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


You should meet my dad. That's all he loves to do.

Anyway, I choose web development. That's all I know. I tried game development before, but its way to hard and impossible... :P
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#28 eric1235711

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:33 PM

I actualy work "correcting other's b*** s***" and it's too boring, sometimes it makes me LOL, sometimes it drives me crazy, sometimes I wanna cry.

People do very uggly things...

It's no fun correcting other's codes...

And also there's no fun in "back-office" software development.

I find corporate thing too boring.

I don't like doing things that are not funny... but now what i need is money :(


I also like to teach people. It's very nice to see people learning, growing, doing more than they could do.

If I could live only moderating and maintaining a help forum or something like that, it would be nice...
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