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Shifting streams from java to Web Dev.

Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Hi All,

Im currently working in java and c++ technology and have 2 years of experience on the same. But I want to shift to web development stream now out of interest [And why I haven't thought of this earlier, is something Im unaware of too]. I wanted to know if this kind of shift is advisable. Also, I want to know the pros and cons for the same. Im planning to start off with learning Php. Please suggest.

Thanks,
Pavan.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Can you elaborate on what you mean by web development? LAMP only or something else? I ask because one can do web development with Java so you are clearly thinking of something specific.


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Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Hi Jeanne,

Currently I'm on a project that mostly is a rich client software. So, it only deals with java and SWT. I'm aware of those two technologies. However, I wanted to move onto web development stream[again here WD is a vast area and I'm trying to start off with PHP. ]. So, what I wanted to know is if it is ok to move from one field to the other. Hopefully, I have answered your query.

Thanks,
Pavan.
Joe Harry
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Like Jeanne said, you can also do use Java to develop for the World Wide Web. The best would be for you to have a look at Java EE. Web Profile.


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Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Hi Joe,

I have some idea about servlets and jsp [I assume that is what you mentioned of]. But I'm not aware of springs/struts/hibernate frameworks. Also, I googled and found that php is better one to start WD. So, Joe, what would add more weight to my resume to get into web development..is it jsp servlets..[please add anything else that need to be done in correlation to these two] or is it Php?. Please suggest..im planning to start from tomorrow[ if at all "Shifting streams from java to Web Dev." is not that risky.....

Thanks,
Pavan.
Luke Kolin
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Pavan Kumar Dittakavi wrote:Also, I googled and found that php is better one to start WD.


That's an opinion, not a fact, which a lot of people disagree with.

im planning to start from tomorrow[ if at all "Shifting streams from java to Web Dev." is not that risky.....


Change is risky. The status quo can be risky too. At some point if you want to be successful you need to make some decisions and assume some risk.

Cheers!

Luke
Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Thanks All. Finally one last question. Should I focus on jsp/servlets and then try to learn springs/struts/hibernate or should I be working via the Php way. I want to know which way it would be better to process fast and at the same time have my resume look good.[Also I love this web development env so Im fine with either the approaches. I wanted to know which one seems more logical.]


Thanks,
Pavan.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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JSP/Sevlets seems like it would leverage your existing skills more. Nothing wrong with PHP if you can find a job without any experience in it though.

Note that it is Spring, not Springs.
Joe Harry
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:JSP/Sevlets seems like it would leverage your existing skills more. Nothing wrong with PHP if you can find a job without any experience in it though.

Note that it is Spring, not Springs.


I have seen many people refer Spring the plural way. Don't know why. May be, they refer to multiple Spring instances!
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Joe Harry wrote:
Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:JSP/Sevlets seems like it would leverage your existing skills more. Nothing wrong with PHP if you can find a job without any experience in it though.

Note that it is Spring, not Springs.


I have seen many people refer Spring the plural way. Don't know why. May be, they refer to multiple Spring instances!

Me too, but it doesn't make it correct. And having it wrong on a resume looks bad.
Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Thanks Jeanne and Joe for sharing your thoughts,..I shall now proceed with the java related web technologies as suggested.

Thanks,
Pavan.
Jimmy Clark
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Aside, Java is a name and the first letter of a name in English is capitalized. The correct spelling of Java is 'Java', not 'java.'

If you are spelling Java wrong on your resume, you are showing a non-caring attitude, i.e. you don't care about your presentation, or you are showing a degree of ignorance with English language. Either one of these is not good.
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