I have 16 months of Ecomm[java,XML] production support experience and by June mid I completed SCJP1.4 and now heading for SCWCD.
In production support I didn't get any coding experince and now I want to move to Java development job.
Could any one assist me how to get real-time java conding experience before approaching to Java development job opening.
Thanks in advance for your time and help.
Please be clearer on what you did do? Were you a sys admin, deployment engineer, application assembler, bug fix guy??? Did you actually work with java code even if is is only bug fixes.
What is is that you think you want to do?
I have found several newvies frustrated and bugfixes and maintence work. They want to write and design new software. Well that does not happen! You will spend more than 80% of your time maintaining someone elses code. If you are very lucky you will get 10% of your annual time in designing new stuff. I would your first 2 years to be on a very short leash doiing only bug fixes. If you have been studying hard (OO, patterns, frameworks, j2EE technologies, ...) letting you design something after 2 years.
Depending on what you did do it may be much harder to get to where you want to be than you think. Just don't give up.
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completed SCJP1.4,That means you have a good base in java. You need do some code practice,then develop some small soft yourself, then attend some open-source project (or other project from network)to get real experience. I think this may be a good way
Earlier work nature: In ecomm team production support, my nature of job was more of application support with a very little analysis in java code-mainly I would be find the bugs in the code and send it to another team for fixing it.
Future desire: I want to acquire real time development exposure in Java/J2ee platform & actually I want to gain confidence to undertake and work out projects on my own.
Currently I am studing JSP's and servelets for WCD and I am not sure whether by completing certifications I am in correct direction towards practical exposure or should I give preference for getting an java dev/maintainance job to get alligned with the track.