I'm a Java/Android Developer, I recently graduated college and currently working as a Jr. Android Developer. I feel very comfortable around Android and Java in general, also I'm always reading and exploring new things. Lately a colleague advised me to look into server-side development as well.
After doing some research online, the following options came-up:
- Java EE (JAX-RS for example), it probably has a much smaller learning curve than the others as I'm already comfortable with Java.
- PHP, it seems that PHP is solid and everywhere, the code base is huge, even most Android tutorials that I've seen use PHP for the server-side.
- NONE!, just sticking to Android development and improving my skills and knowledge.
Does a mobile developer HAVE to know about server-side development ?? which of the choices above is the way to go ?? (if none of them, please let me know your suggestion(s)).