Its been a while since I've been on cboard. Some of you may remember me. I spent a fair amount of effort in the C++ area. C++ has always been my language of choice (with a slight desire to do Java occasionally) but the world is changing, much to my chagrin.
My current job would have been primarily java if their needs hadn't changed. To my surprise, all of a sudden I'm a web programmer. I'm being bombarded with opinions that the desktop application is dead and people are favoring web applications today. Looking around, watching Google do its thing, I'm frightened by the possibility that this opinion is in fact true.
This is not what I want to do for the rest of my career. Now, I'm not the type to shun new technology. "Back in my day...". No! That's not what I'm saying at all. Its just that the job itself is not to my liking. I don't find it as "fun". If the desktop application is truly dead or dying, there may no longer be any room for me. I'll go the way of the COBOL programmer and disappear. But it is my hope that I've at least got a few good years left of writing real code. But I'm pessimistic.