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Kashif Mughal
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
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Hi All,

I am new to these forums but they seems interesting. I have got few doubts about my career progression, which hopefully resolve here.

Before i ask you something i give a brief overview about my career so far. I have done Masters in Software Tech. and worked as an XSLT developer in a bank for around 1 and half year. I also have good knowledge but not commercial experience of these technologies;

1 Java
2 Spring MVC Framework
3 Struts Framework
4 UML/XML Technologies
5 Oracle and Hibernate

My confusion is, should i proceed in Server side development or client side development using java technologies?
Also, What technologies should be part of the tool kit in either side ?

I would really appreciate your co-operation in this regard


Thanks in Advance,
Kash.
Sai Surya
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Joined: Feb 08, 2006
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Originally posted by Kashif Mughal:
Hi All,

I am new to these forums but they seems interesting. I have got few doubts about my career progression, which hopefully resolve here.

Before i ask you something i give a brief overview about my career so far. I have done Masters in Software Tech. and worked as an XSLT developer in a bank for around 1 and half year. I also have good knowledge but not commercial experience of these technologies;

1 Java
2 Spring MVC Framework
3 Struts Framework
4 UML/XML Technologies
5 Oracle and Hibernate

My confusion is, should i proceed in Server side development or client side development using java technologies?
Also, What technologies should be part of the tool kit in either side ?

I would really appreciate your co-operation in this regard


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arulk pillai
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It is a personal choice. It is better if you have the visibility in end to end solutions. I prefer server side to client side.
[ June 20, 2008: Message edited by: arulk pillai ]

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Kashif Mughal
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Thanks arulk, Can you please clear me what do you mean by end to end solutions. I also prefer server side but the way technologies are changing its really hard to cope with them.

By the way i have got your book for interview question, its really worth reading regardless you are experienced.

I would also appreciate if you put some light on what java server side technologies you see have good market in future.
Ulf Dittmer
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Client side development seems like a stretch, since you have neither knowledge of, nor experience with, the relevant APIs.

Also be aware that -compared to server side development- there is little Java client side development happening.


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Kashif Mughal
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
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Hi

Thats true regarding the development but again, What technologies should be part of the tool kit if we say server side, considering future market trend ?

As there is good discussion going between Spring and EJB3.0 as well.
Ulf Dittmer
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It's hard to predict such a rapidly evolving and changing field as IT. More important than any particular technology -which can come and go in a few short years- are fundamentals, like what you might learn in a computer science curriculum. Beyond that, work on people skills.
 
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