2 Replies Latest reply on Jun 27, 2007 9:25 AM by Oddsy

    Considering learning Flex but have concerns

    xgibster
      I have been a front end web developer for the past 7 years coding mainly HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript, AJAX and JSP. I am considering learning flex to help me find another job. I'm not sure if this is the right forum but I have some questions and concerns.

      How big is the demand for Flex developers?

      I am also concerned that most companies would want their Flex developers to also have graphic design skills. I can only create very simple graphics and only have simple photoshop skills. How big of handicap would this be for me?

      I have noticed that many Flash developers are really artists and either don't want to work with code or are intimidated by it. Indeed, in the past I have jumped in and helped some of them with ActionScript. I think there is a need for somebody that specializes in Flex/ActionScript but I'm not sure if most companies see it the same way.

      I'm kind of struggling right now and would really appreciate people's thoughts on this. Thank you.