best prog language for finding freelance work
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I am switching from a career in hardware (mobile phones & wireless) to software, as my well-researched perception is there is a lot more demand for software skills than hardware. I have experience doing embedded code for 16 years (C,C++, assembly, processing), but this doesn't directly translate to software development. Since I am looking for FREELANCE work, or SHORT CONTRACTS, and am specifically avoiding taking full-time positions at companies, I need to focus on which languages can make that possible, that i can find work doing.
And I only need to make O.K. money, not BIG money: I just need to get by, pay the rent, etc, while I do a lot of artistic projects (that don't pay) on the side.
I could go a couple different routes:
3) Application (desktop) development: this can leverage my limited C++ skills, but my perception is its really hard to get short-term contracts for this (they need you for a looooong time to finish a project).
(And, thoughts specifcally about Python too; I can't seem to figure out whether I should add this one or not, can't get a feel for how important it is, should I just ignore it so it doesn't distract me from focusing on other things? argh)