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What's the marketshare like for WebObjects?

 
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From where I stand, it looks like WebObjects is only used by Apple.com and I honestly can't name a single developer who has WebObjects experience. Note that I know there are such people in our company, I just don't know who they are since apparently there hasn't been a single WO project during my ~3 years at that particular place of employment.

Having said that, I'd very much like to hear about how widespread is the use of WebObjects in countries other than Finland? If I was to lose that part of my brain that stores all the Java stuff over night and get it replaced with a piece full of WebObjects knowledge, where should I move in order to have the best chances of getting employment with my newly acquired WebObjects knowledge?
 
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As Apple does not advertise it, the marketshare is best described as lousy. If you are looking for the most broadly based skill-set that will virtually guarantee employment, well sorry to say its not WO. If you are looking for a very productive web app development framework, then it is an excellent choice. As to the place with the most widespread use, I'd guess at USA or Australia.

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What is/are WebObjects?
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
What is/are WebObjects?


WebObjects is a commercial web application framework from Apple, built on top of J2EE standards. This page looks like a good start if you want to learn more. Personally, I'm interested in WebObjects because it's different. I doubt that I'll ever work with it, though, due to its apparent lack of marketshare.
 
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Lasse,

Is the market share less because it is not free ? or ..?
Is it alternative to Tapestry or some other framework?
 
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Is the market share less because it is not free ? or ..?


Our authors answered this in another thread today or yesterday. Being proprietary was one of the reasons.

Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Is it alternative to Tapestry or some other framework?

I guess WebObjects is an alternative to both web frameworks and persistence frameworks. But that's just my perception with zero experience on WebObjects.
 
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
If I was to lose that part of my brain that stores all the Java stuff over night and get it replaced with a piece full of WebObjects knowledge, where should I move in order to have the best chances of getting employment with my newly acquired WebObjects knowledge?



I think it's fair to say that losing your Java knowledge would make learning WO more difficult

With so many competing frameworks and tools today, is there anyone who can say that they are secure with their choice of tools? I'm relatively certain I could get a job as a "Java" developer in a few years. Can you say the same about Hibernate? Cayenne? Even J2EE is so poorly thought of that it seems a risk to put effort into learning it. And now we have JDO competing with J2EE 3.

While WO has not been marketed well (nor has it been very well supported), I believe it will be around as long as any of the other competing tools.

And I bet I'll get more done...


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