Perhaps something with a single language focus like mobile native app development would be 'easier'? The web seems like a wide open world with a ton of possible paths. Objective-c is pretty singularly focused - at least in terms of iOS tutorials and the like. You learn one language and end up with an app. Same for android/java. On Jan 27, 2011, at 3:48 PM, Martin Burns <martin at easyweb.co.uk> wrote: > > On 27 Jan 2011, at 22:28, Hassan Schroeder wrote: > >>> Any other thoughts before I tell him it doesn't sound to me like it makes sense? >> >> The "systems analyst" part could be helpful if he wanted to get into >> something less technical like "program management". Yeah, that's a >> crowded field, too, but it's OK for someone "older" with general biz >> knowledge and skills. Just a thought. > > Yeah, I'd go down that route (BA, rather than Program Management, which does unfortunately take a chunk of very specific hands-on experience - while you *could* manage small projects quickly with some general nous and maturity, programs are a different game), as being able to span the technical/non-technical gap, with a good head for business process will always be useful. > > Generally (and it's maybe heresy), I'd not advise *anyone* to focus on HTML/CSS as a *goal*, unless they really do have the time and focus to become a guru. And even then, you'd want *some* functional development, whether it's PHP or JS, to be able to back it up. Most of the easy stuff is now doable by frameworks; most of the hard stuff requires a degree of guruhood. > > Now some of the web UI frameworks, otoh that let you bind to application logic... > http://ukijs.org/ > > Cheers > Martin > -- >> Spammers: Send me email -> yumyum at easyweb.co.uk to train my filter >> http://dspam.nuclearelephant.com/ > > > > > > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !