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How long does a domain survive?

Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Joined: Feb 12, 2011
Posts: 105

Hello Everyone,

I am working with a PLM [ Product Life cycle Management ] product. As of now, this product has lots of openings across India. Also, the languages involved are C++,java and java script to some extent. Now, I have a question here.

How long would a particular domain be a hot cake?. Today, like I mentioned this domain is really hot and the product that I mentioned [ well..I haven't out of rules @ CR ] is very much in demand. But, how would I know how the product might be in future.....say 5/10 years down the line?. Moreover, how would I know the demand for that domain at that period?..

I would like to have some opinion on this from experts you guys have good amount of experience and you might typically know how these things go.


Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
You don't. The IT and software worlds are too fast-lived to make predictions like this 5 years out. That's the entrepreneurial risk you take (amongst other risks, like -even if the technology and the market are ready- you and your product and your company might not be).
Pavan Kumar Dittakavi
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Joined: Feb 12, 2011
Posts: 105

Thanks Ulf for the response. So, is it really a good idea to go after a domain in particular or should one be going after technology?. One more thing that bothers me is the tech stack. It is C++ and Java. So, somewhere down the line i'm wondering if this *might* not be advantageous.

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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You should be learning as much as you can about as much as you can. The idea that one can make a career out of one particular language, technology or domain is short-sighted at best.

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