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c++ or Java--your suggestions please

Manick Batcha
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Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 16
Hi Ranchers,

I am joining a start up from Tomorrow.I have an option to either choose to work in VC++ or Java.I am sufficiently comfortable with both.What shall I opt for?Which has better career prospectus?Is C++ experience or Java experience more valued..Please do give your suggestions..
Sania Marsh
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Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
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C++, removes one more competitor for us all from the job market


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keke hiri
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Joined: Feb 14, 2005
Posts: 5
Java is popular in Web or mobile application.

C++ is useful for embedded or low-level programming
Prem Khan
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Joined: May 30, 2005
Posts: 189
But it looks like C++ is much more stable as an in demand skill. In my opinion C++ is just as valid as Java. In fact it is more skilled and you will be harder to replace. I wish I knew C++ better
peter wooster
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Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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Originally posted by Shawn DeSarkar:
But it looks like C++ is much more stable as an in demand skill. In my opinion C++ is just as valid as Java. In fact it is more skilled and you will be harder to replace. I wish I knew C++ better


I think Java is more in demand, but good C++ is in much shorter supply. During the bubble thousands of people learned just enough Java to call themselves programmers.
Sanjay Murugesan
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Joined: May 02, 2005
Posts: 13
As per me its java .. C++ demand has reduced a bit after the advent of .net... You can refer to the following site for the demand of each language ..

http://www.mshiltonj.com/sm/


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Prem Khan
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Joined: May 30, 2005
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I think the previous link is a little bit misleading ..... If you look close it sugjests that Access is in just about as much demand as Oracle. Maybee thats true, but access pays like $10/h
Roger Chung-Wee
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Joined: Sep 29, 2002
Posts: 1683
This isn't just about C++ versus Java - think platforms.

In my company, we have some high-volume, robust, scalable and secure web applications which simply cannot be developed without an industrial J2EE server (we use WebLogic Server), so our primary development language is Java. This server also provides a bunch of services like failover and scalability. If you need an application server which does the kind of things that WebLogic Server provides, then you'd better be a Java developer.

It's possible to make a case for lots of other languages like C++, VB, COBOL, PL/1, etc, for new applications, but very few new applications are allowed to use any of these languages. From memory, it is mandated that web applications must be written in Java but VB can be used in certain cases. There are quite a few people in my department who are supporting legacy non-Java applications, but they are unlikely to do any development unless they learn Java.


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Manick Batcha
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Posts: 16
Thanks everybody..Finally I have decided to take up Java..
 
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