After 10+ years as a paramedic, I decided it was time to do something that did not involve a high probability of getting bodily fluids on me. I am MCSE-trained and first cut my teeth in web development using PHP.
After about a year in purgatory, um, I mean using PHP, I discovered ColdFusion. I ran from PHP like a gazelle from a lion. In recent years, I have developed quite a fondness for Flex, and her half-sister AIR as well.