I feel you brother. Don't know much about Java, except to stay away from it. I know some PH though, just enough to realize that it has had it's day. It is time to move on.
I kind of feel bad about PHP. I like it, in a nostalgic sort of way. I'm big on sentimentalism. I have a Remington model 5 typewriter around for sentimental reasons; I like it, the way it looks, the twang of keys as I try to write something with it. But I don't *actually *write anything substantial on it of course. Maybe an adress on an envelope or something, maybe once a year.
That is sort of the way I feel about PHP: it was the bomb at one point. But it is becoming increasingly clear that node.js (and perhaps similar technologies) is the way forward. It makes me a little sad, because there is a lot of legacy tech out there, and a LOT to learn for those who just recently mastered PHP. Its like "Hey, I just got here! Do I really have to start *another * marathon right away?"
But I guess there's no time for that. I have to keep moving, keep moving... And in half a decade or so, when I have finally masted that node beast, when all the node.js things like this here forum software will have integers instead of floats as stable version numbers, something completely new and infinitely better will come along.... it will never end.
What career path would be better as a back ender (full stack on my own ideas)? Node.js sounds great, i heard about the MEAN stack etc., but i don't know if it will be a stronger choice then PHP/Laravel.
In my area there are like 231 jobs for Node.js and 135 for Laravel. But i would want to make a good choice.
I also still have like 4 more years to study before i will need to start searching for work. I have 3 years of studying on my belt now.
Can some experts give me some guidance. Thanks in advance.
@Shaun Thanks but unfortunately the RSS feed plugin seems to be having some issues (at least for me), particularly with not grabbing all posts and/or duplicating them.
I'll keep my eye on the rss thread and see if it gets any updates.