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Java popular in India?

 
Richard Parker
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Hello -

Judging by the user names in this and other forums - it seems as though Java is very popular in India.

I'm curious if Java programming is, in fact, extremely popular in India and perhaps a reasoning for this. Is it because of outsourcing?

I apologize if this is a silly question. I'm not too up-to-date on my economics.

Thanks,
Richard
 
Mike Isano
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.net is popular in india too.
 
NDP Prasad
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Yes Java is Popular in India. Majority of programmers in India are Java Programers..There is quite competition for java among programers..but as of now opportunities are also equally avaliable.
Most of the freshers are also willing to learn Java than anyother Technology.
 
Arjunkumar Shastry
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Originally posted by Richard Parker:

Is it because of outsourcing?

Possible.Last decade ,COBOL was much popular as Y2K related work was outsourced.Open source technologies like PERL/Python are not as popular as Java.Same is the case with mySQL and Oracle.
 
Richard Parker
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Thanks your your responses!
 
Rohit Nath
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Judging by the user names in this and other forums - it seems as though Java is very popular in India.


Could it be because this is a Java forum?
 
Richard Parker
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Yes, could be that this is a Java forum.
 
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Just to add further...
Software professionals who stay back in India, mostly get to work on JAVA/J2EE technologies. However Oracle is also one of the most favored technology here.

Yes for the IITians and those class of engineers ... it has mostly been C/C++ , and assembly language... mostly at Intel, MS, Adobe or Google US offices !
 
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Everthing related to IT is popular in India
 
Rohit Nath
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IT is big time in India!
Majority of the economy is fueled by IT hubs almost all over the country.
IT has build a complete ecosystem around it. It is directly linked to the economy of India and therefore directly affects even the common man, let alone the IT professionals!
With such a huge industry (which is yet to grow to its maximum) it is not a suprise that even if 30-50% of these companies are working on Java projects the total professionals working on Java would be a staggering count that should outweigh the count of Java professionals from non-Indian geographic locations.

Shout "Demography"!
[ February 27, 2007: Message edited by: Rohit Nath ]
 
Srikanth Raghavan
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SAP, .NET and Oracle are also very very popular.

-- Srikanth
 
Rohit Nath
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I think there is nothing like "popular" here..(and for that matter anywhere!) It is completely driven by market needs! Indian IT industry is an integral part of Global IT so the very basis of this argument is baseless.
It depends completely on market needs.
 
Srikanth Raghavan
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Originally posted by Rohit Nath:
I think there is nothing like "popular" here..(and for that matter anywhere!) It is completely driven by market needs! Indian IT industry is an integral part of Global IT so the very basis of this argument is baseless.
It depends completely on market needs.


Of course, I don't see Open Source being adopted in India as much as in other countries. If there is a statistics on the number of Open Source contributors, I am sure India will NOT be among the very best even though we are huge in number.

The point is, Python or Ruby may be popular in USA or Germany or Holland but not here in India. So, the argument is not baseless. And I also think that in India technologies are buzzword driven, everyone wants to be on the safer side.
 
Richard Parker
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Rohit and Srikanth,

Thank you, this was the type of discussion I think I was looking for.

I think it would be really interesting to graph out the most used technologies in different countries - though this might be difficult given the fluidity of the economy.
 
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Let me know the popularity of Datawarehousing in India and USA
 
Rohit Nath
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And I also think that in India technologies are buzzword driven, everyone wants to be on the safer side.


I somewhat agree with your point. But an important point not to be missed is that projects/products are not meant to serve the popular demands of the masses. Also fair amount of the projects are outsourced from outside India so the choice of technology should also be decided by the global market.

Like you mentioned about Ruby and Python being popular in some parts of the world and if that is really true then I am in for a big surprise!

It would be interesting for me as well to know if this is the case.
 
Rohit Nath
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Programming Language Trends
 
Richard Parker
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Thanks for the programming trends link - that's pretty interesting!

As for the question about Data Warehousing... I work in the U.S. and have developed two "data warehouse" application in the past 3 years - one using Struts the other using Stripes and Hibernate.
 
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Is it because of outsourcing?


Yes its correct I think.
 
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