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Change in domain / technology ....advisable?

Shantanu Puranik
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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Hello ranchers,

I have 2 years of experience in Java, Servlets, JSP.
I want to switch to other organization for reasons like technology & salary.

Right now I work for a Mid Sized Product based( core banking solutions) company in Pune. but, I work on non-banking (HRIS) product.

Recently, I have been interviewed by an MNC and likely to get an offer for Pune center.

In the Project Manager's round, he told me that I will have to work on Applets,AWT/SWING more and somewhat on JSPs, as the product was developed long back and that, they will recode it from scratch within a year's span using latest Java technologies(possibly Struts). The domain is biometrics based access & security.

The website of the company shows that they have received orders for smart card based & biometrics based security control systems for major airports and other big organizations (banks etc.) across the world including India.

I would like to know more about the domain.like which are other organizations are into this domain?
Is it advisable to switch the domain?.
People say it's hot domain after incidences like 9/11 and recent bomb explosions in Europe, South-East Asia & India.
working on Applets & AWT/SWING ?
and how much should I get for 2 years experience.

Please advise/ share you views.


--- Shantanu
 
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