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Java/J2EE to EAI

 
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Hi Ranchers,

Few months back I had swicthed from Java based development roles to consulting on EAI platform like webMethods & a very recently added tool called Cast Iron.

Currently working as a Consultant with a major telecom company but still not sure if it is a good move on my part or should I revert back to the Java based developement. I have 4 years of exp. on Java based tech.



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EAI is definitely good, but I would still feel safe with core Java/J2EE.

Originally posted by Malhar Barai:
Hi Ranchers,

Few months back I had swicthed from Java based development roles to consulting on EAI platform like webMethods & a very recently added tool called Cast Iron.

Currently working as a Consultant with a major telecom company but still not sure if it is a good move on my part or should I revert back to the Java based developement. I have 4 years of exp. on Java based tech.



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Hi!!!

1. Many companies are looking for EAI specialists.
2. Having an experience in java is a big plus for EAI consultant. I have been working with IBM WebSphere Integrator, webMethods, SAP Exchange Infrastructure for several years. And according to EAI tool vendors, their products enable you to develop an integration using "drag & drop" method. That's true if you have to prepare a presentation. But in real projects, you will have to write a lot of java code (plug-ins, dispatchers, java mappings, test tools, etc.). So right now I'm a EAI consultant, but also a java programmer (and this is what tigers like :-)
[ January 08, 2005: Message edited by: Andrzej Filusz ]
 
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So Andrzej,

You are of the opinion that I should go ahead with the EAI things. I ought to agree, that in case you are working on webMethods, there are few places where we do have to code in Java, dont know about other tools.

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Originally posted by Malhar Barai:
there are few places where we do have to code in Java, dont know about other tools.



Hi,

1. I would stay with EAI, but this is my opinion.
2. Again, I've been working with three EAI platforms so far and I always had to write custom java code (so I was a java programmer for most of time).
Why? Because this is very difficult and very often impossible to write efficient solution using pre-defined method offered by tool vendor. Vendors know about it and that's why they offer you a possibility to write your solution (at least some part of it) in java and add to EAI tool as a plug-in, user-defined function, etc.
3. I don't know all EAI tools, so there could be a tool that you can't write your custom code for.
[ January 12, 2005: Message edited by: Andrzej Filusz ]
 
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