Howdy. I'm new to learning Flex 2. I'm wondering...is it
common for most Flex developers to know more than Flex, HTML, CSS,
Actionscript, etc? Do most developers also know some sort of server
markup language like PHP, ASP, JSP, etc? Or is it more common to
find the technologies spread between multiple people? Thanks.
Flex may be a bit harder to grasp if you don't understand
object oriented programming. With Flex 2, knowing PHP, Cold Fusion,
etc, seems to be one of the better ways of working with data in
MySQL and other datasources. Flex 3 may change that, but those are
only rumors at this point.
Out of curiosity I was looking at job postings for people
with Flex experience. About 70% of the positions I saw specifically
require Flex, Actionscript, XML, CSS and HTML experience, while the
rest are really looking for someone who also knows either Cold
Fusion or Java (seemed to be the two most popular server-side
languages) as well as SQL.
I know HTML, CSS, and some ActionScript from my experience
creating Flash media web sites. My preference is to do less of the
multi-media work and more of the code development, RIA, and
eventually writing Apollo based applications. I see a much brighter
future in this area compared to the multi-media side of Flash
content creation. Maybe I'm just burned out and need a vacation.