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Career Change from SAP to Java

vignesh karthick
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Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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Hello all,

I am a B.Sc computer science graduate with an overall experience of 2.5 years which includes 1.5 years as JAVA and J2EE developer.
Last 1 year I am involved in SAP Support Project.

The salary I'm currently drawing is below par with Industry standards considering my experience and skill set.
Kindly advice whether shifting back to JAVA & J2EE is a wise option. My current project doesnt have much scope for learning
anymore and the company is unwilling to shift me to better projects. Request your valuable inputs.

Thanks and Regards,
Vignesh Karthick.
arulk pillai
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Joined: May 31, 2007
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In my view, rather than switching around try to be good at what you currently do and demand more by changing jobs or impressing your current employer. Don't chase the salary, chase excellence, then salary will flow.


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vignesh karthick
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Hello arulk pillai. Thanks for your reply. Of-course, I do think the same. But my job is like, just monitoring and updating the errors in the excel sheets. I am doing this for past 1.5 years. As I am in support project I must adhere to rotational shifts so I am afraid I may not get much time to learn other modules. Now I am really confused whether to switch back to Java or be hang around with SAP and learn other modules like Abap, SD etc., please advice.
eileen keeney
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vignesh karthick wrote:Hello arulk pillai. Thanks for your reply. Of-course, I do think the same. But my job is like, just monitoring and updating the errors in the excel sheets. I am doing this for past 1.5 years. As I am in support project I must adhere to rotational shifts so I am afraid I may not get much time to learn other modules. Now I am really confused whether to switch back to Java or be hang around with SAP and learn other modules like Abap, SD etc., please advice.


You don't know ABAP? Learn ABAP for sure, if you are going to do SAP work.
If you know any 3GL (cobol, basic, C etc ...) AND any 4GL type language (Informix SQL, oracle Forms, etc ...) ABAP is easy to pick up. It also has events (I don't know if many other 3GL languages typically have that concept.)
While ABAP does have an objects, so much of the code was written before that functionality existed.

I know I had trouble learning Java (after never before having trouble picking up a programming language).
I think it is because the paradigm shifted, and some of it because I am getting old.

Is it normal now that a large percent of programmers are very language specific, and can not easily (by just looking up syntax) work with another programming language (either doing development or troubleshooting).
 
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