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Nadia Ahmed

Joined: Jul 20, 2013
Posts: 7
Hi every one i need help actually i am java developer mostly worked in desktop application and i am getting job as Desktop Developer with handsome salary package Problem is that the job they offers me in DotNet
now i have zero knowledge of DotNet . I told them so they just took Programming Interview from me oop concepts and all . Now i am confuse is it ok okay to switch from Java to DotnET? IT MY INITIAL LEVEL so should i wait for or just start join job? i spent two years in Java i love java .Kindly tell me i am confused
Jeanne Boyarsky
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What's wrong with .NET? If they are willing to pay you to gain .NET experience, that sounds like a good thing to me.

Try not to think of yourself as a "Java" developer. You are a software developer who happens to only have experience in Java at the moment.

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Nadia Ahmed

Joined: Jul 20, 2013
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The only things bothers me is i never work in DotNet and secondly i am proficient in Java but yeh every one is saying to me i should not be language dependent . Thankssssssssssssssssssssss Jeanne Boyarsky
K. Tsang

Joined: Sep 13, 2007
Posts: 3130

Being proficient in Java or any other language and pick up a new language is not a hard thing. All languages has the fundamentals (syntax, concepts, API) but looking at other people's code and test drive a bit will get you up to speed.

The only problem is once you work on a long project with a single language, you may tend forget how to do the same in another.

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Anthony D'Souz
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Joined: Oct 13, 2011
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K. Tsang wrote:Being proficient in Java or any other language and pick up a new language is not a hard thing.

I agree with this. If C#, then it wont be much of a hard work to get used with it except some language specific things. But if its VB, then a little more work has to be done from your end. I guess it should be C# only.

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