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Lakshya Sen
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 12
Hi,
I am a fresher.I have got production support project.I want to know whether production support is inferior to development? Does development have more growth oppurtunity than support?Dooes it involve less coding?
If given a chance which should i go far?

I have got a job in good company working only in finance domain.
My project is of Investment Banking Domain.The client is Deutsche Bank
Deepak Bala
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Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6661
    
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You could encounter a lot of snags in a development project and learn more. Thats not to say production support is easy. When you have enhancements to code it can be fun


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Lakshya Sen
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 12
Do we get more domain knowledge in support?
I have an offer in another company in development
but the company is not that big as first one
and also the domain is not finance.
what should i go for?
Lakshya Sen
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 12
Please Someone reply.
Waiting for suggestions
Deepak Bala
Bartender

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6661
    
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What you should go for depends on your interest. Are you sure that you will be developing new applications all the time in the other company ? Which domain would you choose to go for ? Think about it for a while and then decide what you want to do
Lakshya Sen
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 12
my interest is in finance but i wanted to know about the
job profile in production support?
and can i shift to development after sometime with the current job exp?
deb bhai
Greenhorn

Joined: Nov 08, 2006
Posts: 2
Neerav,

I suggest go for a Development Job.

Production Support mostly would involve
-Release of application
-Co-ordination with other Global Team
-24*7 Support
-High Pressure
-Checking Logs everytime for any failure.
-Documentation
-Finding Root Cause and sending mails
-Always on Phone
...Cannot think much ..to convince you to go for Development Job..since you are just at the beginning of career...go for development.
Lakshya Sen
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 23, 2005
Posts: 12
Thanks for reply.
Can you tell me whether i can shift to development after a year or so?
Because other company is not as good as first one and i like finance too.
Shaan Shar
Ranch Hand

Joined: Dec 27, 2005
Posts: 1249

Originally posted by Neerav Gada:
Thanks for reply.
Can you tell me whether i can shift to development after a year or so?
Because other company is not as good as first one and i like finance too.


You seems to be confused with lot of factors.

I would tell you, first you order your thinking factors to change a job, job patterns, company name, company brand, company size etc....

It would be great and then you will find that you need not to consult with anybody.

You will be taking decisons ownself at that time.



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Sandeep Ghosh
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 145
Stay in production support, if it means some bug fixing and some development. Use your time to fine tune your tech part. Looking at other�s codes can also provide good insight on software development. If your current role doesn�t provide any chance of writing codes and your passion is to write codes then ask PM to shift you to some other project. Reading books and looking other�s codes are fine, but after some you have to do the make your hand dirty by coding.

can i shift to development after sometime with the current job exp

Of course but it will be difficult later, say after 2 year. I also worked as prod support, trainer, doc writer in my first 2 years of career (99-01). Then I shifted to coding. Still now many companies don�t consider that 2 years as relevant.
 
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