Chris Creed wrote:Myself I'd take advantage of this direction being offered. It's an area of the market is as stated previously is not going anywhere, and the folks that need such people are usually very stable to be employed by. And as someone that is currently with IBM, I can second that they seem to LOVE mainframes.
arulk pillai wrote:It is always good to have additional skills, but don't stay too long away from your mainstream and passion. Alos, consider the current market condition as well. Not a best time to start a new job. While working on mainstream, pursue and stay in touch with your Java by contributing to opn source, self-taught projects, etc.