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Guys, what do you think, is it more perspective to learn Servlets and JSP rather than Android? I heard that servlets and JSP are losing their popularity for backend development and people more using .NET for websites and developing for Android is more in demand these days.
 
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Don't know. You might get better attention on a different forum from "beginning", so I shall try moving this thread.
 
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You Gin wrote:I heard that servlets and JSP are losing their popularity for backend development and people more using .NET for websites


Strange, I see the exact opposites. I have a contract to move one company's web platform away from proprietary Microsoft, to open platforms. I have three or for more of these waiting in the wings, and have turned down a number.

developing for Android is more in demand these days.


Mobile is a growing area, but web will also be in demand -- especially mobile web.
 
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Hi You Gin,

I heard that servlets and JSP are losing their popularity for backend development and people more using .NET for websites



It depends on whether your boss wants to use .NET or Java. While made easier for developers, .NET costs money, if your boss have the money, then .NET is the choice. However, Java although just a bit harder to code, is able to give you a free alternative, it is a very good and powerful options for startups. Popularity is probably not a good factor to determine where you go next. Sometimes it is more profitable to choose the less popular choices, since you will have less competition as well.

Mobile is a growing area, but web will also be in demand -- especially mobile web.



Indeed, although mobile phones are getting more and more powerful, there are many interesting things that are only possible with server side technologies. Most often, those servers are the ones doing bulk processing so that mobile phones can present the results nicely to the end user. Hence, I will get a foothold on server side technologies before laying my feet on Android.

 
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