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SAP vs Java?

vignesh karthick
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Hello All,

I like to discuss about some of the technologies which are booming up today, especially SAP and Java. I have 1.5 years exp. in Java and J2EE technologies.

I got an opportunity to work with SAP technologies as fresher, so I shifted to SAP, but not complete SAP domain, just as a support.

And here comes the scenario.

1. I am in SAP IDOC monitoring support project (which does not have much future) and I have to wait for 3 more years to get into SAP ABAP (which have great future).

2. As I have 1.5 years of experience in Java and J2EE technologies, there is an opportunity for me to grew up with some higher level of postings(team lead, tech. lead etc).

I have discussed with my friends about this topic, but I cannot get stable answers.

I came to know that we can earn more salary in SAP technology than JAVA.

Now I am little bit confused, whether to continue with SAP technology or with Java technology, as I have both opportunities.

Could you please advice..

Shanky Sohar
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Its great that you got opportunity to work in SAP
If i am at your place i will continue working with Java and will try to gain more and more proficency in it.

Because working me in SAP & leaving java will put me to the ground.

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vignesh karthick
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Hi shanky,

Even I thought the same in a way you think. But I came to know some freaky things, that we earn more salary in SAP than Java, that put me in dilemma situation (as money is an important factor everyone).
Shanky Sohar
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vignesh karthick wrote:as money is an important factor everyone

Your hapines is more important..If you are happy with your job then i think Java peoples also earn 1 lakh per month..
I have seen testing people earning a handsome package and geting lots of onsite opportunity..

So for me my happiness is more important rather then money..
Ninad Kulkarni
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If you have interest in SAP then go for SAP or If you have interest in Java then go for Java

My way of thinking is as follows
Suppose if I get more salary in SAP than Java still I will prefer to be with Java because I have interest in Java.
You will get money in both SAP and Java, so I would say continue a field in which you have interest than money, you will definitely excel in field of your interest.

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Jimmy Clark
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And what if your interest in a technology is based on the possible compensation (aka money) that you may be able to achieve if you know it well?

"Money makes me happy and for some reason I get very interested in a technology when it helps bring me more money..." - Heraclitus
vignesh karthick
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Thanks guys. I got some good Ideas from you all. Now I think its better for me to shift back to Java again.
I agree. Here's the link:
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