Poll: What was your #1 career challenge in 2010?

TechRepublic contributor Justin James describes some of the struggles he's faced on the work front this year. Share your toughest career challenges of 2010.

This is a guest post by Justin James, the host of TechRepublic's Programming and Development blog.

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.