hey guys i have been enjoying the ranch much in the past few months..now i have joined a company and mainframe has been allotted as my stream...i will start training soon..my dream job was to develop cool web apps using java or c#...but java was not allotted to me..now guys please guide me on this...is mainframe a good career path? how tough is it compared to java? i know its not practical to compare the two..but how is the coding part in both fields...i mean the toughness? some people say mainframe is a hot skill but some say its outdated...is the coding like assembly? i really loved java and jee coding...is there any chance that i will find mainframes as enjoyable as that? and mainframe programming how is the coding..is it like assembly or will i gt a chance to do any high level programming? kindly give your comments
Did you tried talking to your HR about this? Perhaps you can convince them to put you in Java.
Also note that now a days, everyone's dream is Java. So you'll end up like 100000+1th Java developer. On the other side, if you're in mainframes you may be 100+1th mainframe developer. Think about it. Having rare skill always pays good in long term than having a skill where thousands of developers are competing in market.
Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834
http://sai-surya-talk.blogspot.com, I believe in Murphy's law.