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Help Plz: E-commerce & Java

Mike Broad
Greenhorn

Joined: Mar 29, 2007
Posts: 13
Hi friends & Pros...
I�m working in the IT industry in Canada for 3 years (C/C++ programming, Server administration, SCJP, Comp. Eng). Currently I�m planning to find a job in US in Java filed even though I don�t have any hand on java experience. Recently I have been hearing a lot about E-commerce/dot.com Companies are lay off lot of their staffs. Does this means the availability of java jobs in E-commerce filed is going down in States?
Which filed is hot now? Java in E-commerce OR Java in Telecommunication?

Thanks
mike
Tony Alicea
Desperado
Sheriff

Joined: Jan 30, 2000
Posts: 3222
    
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Java in E-commerce definitively. (That's what I am doing.) I have not heard of Java in telecommunication so it may not be a hot area. Although Java can do almost anything (short of real time radio astronomy data gathering, which I used to do a quarter of a century ago in ASSEMBLY language in minicomputers a the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico for Cornell University with Carl Sagan as the boss of the boss of the boss of my boss... )

Tony Alicea
Senior Java Web Application Developer, SCPJ2, SCWCD
Ron Moddesette
Greenhorn

Joined: Jun 19, 2000
Posts: 17
Hi, Tony is definitely correct about Java in e-commerce, but I wouldn't write off Telecom.
I know several people that work at a major telecom co - headquartered in Kansas City area that is making the Shift to Java. Currently they are using Smalltalk ( OO dev language)on a huge project - hundreds of developers, but are looking/currently shifting to Java as the main dev platform. I'm guessing that other Telcos are either doing Java now, or are gearing up to do Java.
Simon Berman
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 02, 2000
Posts: 15
Java as the medium for Business Components is quite hot, ie companies looking at Java as a cost-efficient way of moving unwieldy legacy systems into an OO component framework.
 
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