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Will you be interested in such a profile?

Hussein Baghdadi
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Joined: Nov 08, 2003
Posts: 3479

Hi,
Typically I would describe myself as a Java developer (web, JPA, Spring, WebServices ... you know the usual suspects).
I started learning iOS development couple of months ago for fun and maybe trying to get one or two apps in the app store.
Now I have opportunity to work as a freelance iOS developer.
I know iOS development is stressful as any professional software development and it is not easy.
I don't really mind being a serial opportunist and exploring new domains.
But if I decided to try this iOS route, will it damage my profile?
Assuming you are a manager and looking for a Java/JEE developer, would you be interested in someone how has Java experience but working as an iOS developer?
Thanks.
Lester Burnham
Rancher

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
It'd be a small plus in my book, since I like to see developers show that they can apply they knowledge in different ecosystems. But I wouldn't necessarily be willing to offer such a person better compensation than someone else who has no such experience. And I'd wonder: is he really interested in iOS, but now switching back to Java for lack of opportunities, or lack of success? And is his Java knowledge still up to date?
Mike Isano
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jan 19, 2007
Posts: 144

It would only be a plus in my eyes. Why is everyone so afraid of what tool/platform to use?
 
 
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