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I'm not sure where to go next...

Chris Stewart
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Joined: Sep 14, 2002
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I've been writing code in Java for about a year now and feel pretty confortable. I'm not really sure where I should go from here. Should I learn higher level APIs like EJBs, XML and JMS or maybe pick up the basics to a new language (C++ or C#)?
Blake Minghelli
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Joined: Sep 13, 2002
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Have you already learned servlets/jsp? If not, I would suggest it next.


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Chris Stewart
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Joined: Sep 14, 2002
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That's what I'm doing at work now. I've been working with JSP/Servlets for about ~6 months now (everyday). I do enjoy working with them.
Bala Krishna
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Joined: Jan 26, 2001
Posts: 95
Hi James,
I am in the same predicament as you are - been working in Java for some time now, writing JSPs and Servlets. Started wondering if I should broaden my horizons by learning C++/C# OR if I should become more proficient in what I know already - Java. As a first step though, I am taking the SCWCD test, more to evaluate myself, rather than to get certified for the sake of it.
It will be helpful to hear what others think. Thanks.
-Bala.
Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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Do what interests you, the rest will follow (or you'll end up spending your days holding cardboard signs requesting food for programming services and your nights in the local shelter).


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