Steve Ridout Indie web developer and creator of Readlang

First Year In Web Development

March 7, 2013

It’s been close to a year now since I made the switch from desktop to web development, and there’s no turning back! Here’s some thoughts.

Why the switch?

It’s pretty clear that the vast majority of new application development is moving towards the web. The advantages are:

Native software still makes sense when raw processing power is required, like video editing on the desktop and applications on low powered mobile devices, but even this is gradually changing. The current trend as we get faster and more powerful brower technology is that right now everything is moving towards HTML / CSS / javascript.

How’s it to work with?

Awesome. The modern browser is the most productive environment I’ve ever had to try out my ideas and it’s unlikely I’ll move back to desktop development.