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Hello,

I am Java Professional and working in the field of Java from last 5 years. Now I want something change in my career. I am little bit of confused that I have to continue with Java or to move into another technology. Please suggest me in which field I have to move forward. And what actually the future of that technology.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch

We cannot decide which field you would be happiest in. Start by telling us what you are interested in.
 
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What do you want to change in your career?
 
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Hello,

Actually I am little bit confused that I have to switch to Android or Big Data. I heard lot about both technologies but still I am not sure. So please suggest me
 
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You don't *have* to do anything. It is about what you find interesting. Both Android and Big Data are good related topics that you could get a job in.

If you don't know which you like better, you could take an intro course in each to find it. Coursera has free online courses.
 
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Sonam Chawla wrote:Hello,

I am Java Professional and working in the field of Java from last 5 years. Now I want something change in my career. I am little bit of confused that I have to continue with Java or to move into another technology. Please suggest me in which field I have to move forward. And what actually the future of that technology.



I am not qualified because of see notes*, said that I have three (wannabe) advices for you
1) Backend to a further step:Scala. I am a network (people) animal, and some of my more gifted friends are studying scala, it is a pattern I am noticing. Said that clouds are becoming a choice always more present in small entreprises over traditional servers i guess, and the scala/java match will depend by the degree of functional programming contained in Java 9 imo.
2)Android. I love it,is hot and most important has java synthax, but please be aware of the native vs html5 application debat that could become more and more competitive if internet and batteries will improve.Also usually you gotta be medior to land on a job, or prey android work will become a corporate standard.My recommendation wait for brillo and study the API, could be nice. Android take some challenge also for gifted java coders regarding cycles, services, the specific multi thread nature, cache, Json parsers, I/O and maybe most important fragment design, said that is so funny and exalts creativity allowing to create your own word.
3)Big Data. Python could became a standard imo.( Java is possible to use with Hadoop,Spark but I read there is more a more fragmentation regarding the big data frameworks)

Notwithstanding I hope Mr Java will continue to sip coffee with Mr C for other 20 years, from the high of their Tiobe index status.

*I am junior, I am not impartial, and most important I agree on what the experts already indicated you, maybe you should be more specific in formulate your needs, after all we should be architect of ourselves, before than scrum masters:)
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