This year, it was nice that I had stable, steady employment despite the overall poor economy. Looking around at the local job market, it was good to see the jobs return in earnest.
On the work front, though, it has been pretty tough. I have found myself thrown head first into a number of projects using completely unfamiliar technologies because I took over the maintenance and development from external consultants. I know other developers who have been struggling to keep pace with the rapid changes in the landscape, particularly around mobile development and .NET 4.
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Mary Weilage is a Feature Editor for CBS Interactive. She has worked for TechRepublic since 1999.