I read conflicting information nearly every week about the realities of a career as a software developer. The bls indicates that this career should experience high growth, but then I read other reports that say that this will just cause more offshoring and h1b influx. I can't get a good read on this issue - maybe I'm looking in the wrong places? It also doesn't help that I'm not in the US (Ireland):/. I don't want to make snap decisions, so I turn to the ars forum, who must have seen every side to this issue due to working in it and seeing it on a daily basis.
Is software engineering a good career to go into (employment prospects/salary/barrier to entry etc)? Will a good developer always be able to find work?
I didn't find the right solution from the Internet.