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    If you could LOCK DOWN for 3 months and learn any skill/language, what would it be?

    I'm nearly 40. I've been building sites using html, javascript, flash and other components for years. I have my MBA and I've been successful in my field... but things are slowing down and the "I need a website!" demand sure isn't as great as it used to be.

    So I wish to lock down, a few hours a day for a few months, and become an EXPERT on one marketable skill set. And honestly, I don't have a clue where to begin.

    Wordpress? Joomla? ASP/NET?

    My goal is to continue working from home. I want to sell 300 to 1000$ services to companies or individuals. I am very good at learning new things - But the truth is that I'm not really sure WHAT I should learn. What is the language/skill that I can do from home and have a steady demand of work?

    Thank you so much for any ideas, suggestions, etc. It's humbling to realize I'm not as skilled/current as I used to be, and doing things "my way" is about 5 years out of date.

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    I was advised some time ago to start with Ruby On Rails. It seems like emerging thing, but you'll have to make your own judgment. Java often seems like a good solution to me, it's relatively independent from other programming languages.

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    Go mobile. People are going there now.

    If you still want to stay on web, learn NodeJs. That's what the great guys are trying to learn nowadays. Even the company I worked with before ditched PHP and are currently creating their own node framework as it is the future of web development!

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    If you're not searching just for web-based solutions, take a look at Swift - Apple's new language for creating apps. It's still quite new (hasn't even been officially released yet) and it's supposed to be the successor of Objective-C, so there's bound to be some demand for it.


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