Sunday, June 12, 2005
Boston Market -- June
As discussed in yesterday's post, E-commerce Trends, online commerce continues to expand at greater than 20% annually. This month's Boston Market explores the skills necessary to be proficient in developing an e-commerce Website.
The two basic skills of HTML and SQL are the starting point because they represent the knowledge required to create a Web page (HTML) and access information from a database (SQL). Of the two skills SQL is in greater demand as reflected by current job listings in the Boston Globe:
- SQL (412)
- HTML (228)
A search on the combined skill set of SQL and HTML reveals 77 listings.
In addition, knowledge of a scripting technology that facilitates the connection between a Web page and a database is the third basic skill necessary to develop Web applications. Of the three primary scripting technologies, Microsoft-specific skills (ASP and ASP.NET) continue to be in the greatest demand in the Boston marketplace:
- ASP (133)
- ASP.NET (81)
- PHP (34)
- Cold Fusion (8)
A search on the combined skill set of SQL and HTML and ASP reveals 30 listings.The links on the right-hand side provide easy access to these and other job listings in both BostonWorks.com and Monster.com.