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Want to move to Java technology but difficult

Praveen Kamat
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Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Posts: 4
Hi All,

Just to give my background, I started working in the IT industry in the year 2009. I got trained in Java and was later put into a Project called XYZ which is only remotely related to Java. It has proprietary framework, and all the coding is done in this frameworks language, mostly configuration stuff.

The problem is that there are not many companies which use this XYZ's technology and I don't have real work experience in Java technology. So for me its very difficult to get a job in XYZ technology and another problem is that I don't have any experience in java to move back to Java projects, so my chances of getting picked by some other company for Java project is very less.

I am really confused on on how to move on in my career. Please let me know your suggestions.
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187
Explain how Project XYZ is related to Java. You state that it is "remotely" related to Java. What does this mean?
Praveen Kamat
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Posts: 4
My Remotely connected I mean, some part of the code is actually written in Java (5%), rest all is done is the proprietary language. Actually its just a proprietary framework for Java however 95% of the coding is done in this proprietary language, so I am totally out of touch from Java
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187
If your current work experience does not involve any Java coding tasks and you want to get a new job that does include Java coding, then you should try to work on your knowledge of Java and get some Java programming experience in some other fashion (on your own time.) For example, you can create a product that does something and try to sell it in the open market. You could also visit local non-profit organizations and identify ways that you can help them by creating applications that will meet their needs. If you currently do no have the ability to create a product or an application, then this is a developmental area that you should be focusing on. Once you are ready, then you will be ready.

Good luck!
Praveen Kamat
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 16, 2012
Posts: 4
I have gone through the training for Core Java, Spring, Hibernate, However I am not confident on Spring & Hibernate. Can you please suggest me some project which I can take up? or is there any forum where I can find projects?
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187
You could visit local non-profit organizations in your neighborhood and identify ways that you can help them. In order to do this, you need to turn off your computer and leave your house and find individuals to talk with. If you are not confident in your social skills, then this is something to consider and can be developed with practice.
 
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