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From Philip Keiter <philip.kei...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Flex contracts from home ?
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 00:52:42 GMT
Go for it, Trevor. AIR is still a great tool for a lot of kinds of
applications.

On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:29 PM, Trevor Holman <trevor@cqbookstore.com>
wrote:

> Thanks. Very interesting. I really like the AIR application work and I’ve
> seen some nice useful full blown applications. I don’t think I would ever
> be able to code for anyone else I would consider doing my own application
> using AIR if that’s a viable route to go?
>
> Trevor
>
>
>
>
> > On Jun 20, 2016, at 4:24 PM, Philip Keiter <philip.keiter@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > Desktop AIR apps for Windows and OSX seem to be the most reluctant or
> > challenging to phase out. The web apps are easier to replace than the AIR
> > apps and there is a greater urge to. It is following the pattern of all
> > legacy code. Large institutions with large B2B apps are going to hold
> onto
> > it for a long time to come. Small startups will do some fresh work with
> it
> > for the OS cross-compatibility. Other businesses are still in process of
> > phasing it out and may be free in a few more years. If you are very
> senior
> > you may want to stick with it for legacy code pay. If not very senior,
> the
> > competition will be too tough to win the legacy coding jobs. Working from
> > home is still possible but rare. It is largely dependent on the nature of
> > the business now. Government and finance never allow it, period. While
> less
> > restrictive business are more open to it because they are desperate. But
> > the less restrictive businesses tend to have an easier time moving on to
> > new code, so there are not so many of them. Overall right now there are
> > both relatively few jobs and relatively few skilled candidates applying.
> As
> > Jeffry mentioned, it is mostly maintenance of apps that couldn't for
> > whatever reason make the move away from the Flash Platform. So basically
> a
> > job opens up each time a Flex developer gets a new job doing something
> new,
> > leaving the Flex job open behind him. There are exceptions to everything
> of
> > course.
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 2:32 PM, Trevor Holman <trevor@cqbookstore.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> While on the subject, is there a demand for AIR applications (as opposed
> >> to web-based) or has that decreased as well?
> >>
> >> Trevor
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Jun 20, 2016, at 2:26 PM, Jeffry Houser <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>
> >>> Hi,
> >>>
> >>> Finding remote possibilities is possible; but never guaranteed. You'll
> >> either need to act like a real company with a sales cycle where the
> client
> >> outsources projects too.  Or you can act as a freelancer; building trust
> >> with the client so they'll let you work off-site.
> >>>
> >>> Flex work is not as easy to come by today as it was before "Adobe
> >> November".  I don't believe you'll have an easy time finding Flex
> work.  In
> >> my experience the bulk of the Flex work is maintenance of existing
> >> applications.
> >>>
> >>> You may consider looking into Angular or React which are both in high
> >> demand and can be used to create similar browser based experiences.
> >>>
> >>> Your experience may vary.
> >>>
> >>> On 6/20/2016 1:00 PM, blue12 wrote:
> >>>> Hi all,
> >>>>
> >>>> I’m coming back to RIA development (and to Flex-ActionScript) after
a
> 5
> >>>> years absence and I am wondering if it’s possible/easy to do Flex
> >> contracts
> >>>> online, i.e. find contracts where you can work from home (or most
> >>>> opportunities involve working on site) ?
> >>>>
> >>>> IT programming contracts used to be mostly on site, but I’m thinking
> >> that
> >>>> maybe things have changed ?  Any pointers on where these can be found
> >> would
> >>>> be appreciated.
> >>>>
> >>>> Thanks !
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> --
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> >>>> Sent from the Apache Flex Users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> Jeffry Houser
> >>> Technical Entrepreneur
> >>> http://www.jeffryhouser.com
> >>> 203-379-0773
> >>>
> >>
> >>
>
>

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