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Almost out of the gate

As my defense date draws closer, I feel like that dog that knows he's going for a walk. I know I have my collar on, I know the leash is attached to my collar, and I can hear the door opening. My tail is wagging like there's no tomorrow.

I'm ready to dig my teeth into all these new platforms and apps out there. Most notably the iPhone SDK and the Android JDK. My thesis was mostly about Grid and Mobile Phones, so there's always that connection between me and phones. The first few Android books are out now, and I'm waiting until the minute I'm done my defense to order it.

I already have a book on JavaME, which I plan on using to learn some Blackberry development. In the October/November time frame, Apress will be releasing a book on the iPhone SDK. If I have my Macbook Pro by then, I'll be diving head first into that as well.

Don't get me wrong. I'm still interesting in the web and desktop stuff, but based on my research, computing is moving to the phones. Google Android is the perfect example of where Google can kick some more MS butt. The iPhone will continue to sell and their app store is still a very valuable piece of the mobile market place.

So as a developer looking to expand my career into something that is more than just the web and Drupal, the phone industry is offering many potential long term career opportunities.

I probably won't make another post until after my defense. Wish me luck :)


Good luck man. YOu've been working hard for this and are ready. The days of investing and balling are near. Line me up with the latest blackberry someday before anybody else has it!