I am Working At NIIT 80% projects now a days is on Java. I am having some more great news but right now i am not very much sure, I need some time to give u an accurate news regarding increasing demand for java professionals. Anurag Mishra
Jdk1.4 release runs Swings Faster, but there is more demand for enterprise level programmers(EJB, J2EE etc.)According to the survey they came to a conclusion that their is a great demand for the professionals who are having their skill knowledge in these areas. Anurag Mishra
1.4 Swing is faster. But I will also say that the demand is in J2EE, JSP, Servlets, EJBs. The problem with Java in the "Front-End" as a business application is you can't print reports. The reporting tools out there 1. assumes Web, 2. assumes pre-built reports serverd by a server, meaning no client generation on demand. 3. Are way too slow. The fastest we had a report display was 2 minutes. Most were 5 minutes, and coming form the most basic report you can imagine. Compared to instantaneous reporting of the same reports from VB or Foxpro. But I still think there will be an exentual solution in the coming years. Mark
Mark - I do not know what kind of reports you are taliking about. Java has built in Print functionality in Swing components. I have not been in touch with VB since years, but last time I used reports in VB, I used Crystal Reports. Java world also has lots of things like that, check out JClass for example. MS wants to sell everything from its shop, where as Sun wants to encourage others to write tools and make money !!!. I think I will always prefer the Sun way of doing things than MS way, just because I do not like monopoly at all and in addition I believe in 'Live and let others Live !!!'. No doubt, I have been always a fan of VB, a well architected tool. However, I totally agree with you that many tools out there focus on Web, rather than a GUI rich client . -Rajesh [ February 17, 2002: Message edited by: Rajesh Matti ]
The print functionality in Swing is to print what you see of Swing. We didn't need to print screens. We needed banded reports. I tried JClass, JReport, Crystal-Inet, And about 5 others of the leading printing tools in Java. That is the results of the test. The quickest was JReport at 2 minutes to produce. Mark
agree with mark. we are using data dynamics' activereport, which is a ms based tool. it's cool and good for both local/web reporting(it can also convert crystal reports), and, not expensive at all($1,000 for pro version, $400 for std.). my point is there're also many good ms products out there not from microsoft. frankly, i don't like sun's attitude of pretending to be innocent. thye're just trying to be the next microsoft.
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