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IS J2ME The way to go??

 
Mehdi Chaouchi
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Hello everyone,
I'm almost done with studying Core Java and I'm wondering if I should go towards "regular" Java on PC (Servlet, JSP, EJB, JDBC ...etc) or rather J2ME.
I just wanna know how many things (and how much) do I need to study if I wanna go down the J2ME road. What are all the stuff I should know and how much time it would take me to learn them??
I have a mseter in Computer science + 2 years experience with C++ & CORBA on a unix platform. I guess you could say my knowledje of Java is equivalent of a certified programmer (not developer).
Thank you very much for your help!
Cheers.
 
Mehdi Chaouchi
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Plz.. Someone reply!!!
Thanks
 
Matthew Phillips
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Right now, there still seems to be more demand for server-side Java programmers than J2ME programmers. There also seem to be a lot more server-side programmers available to fill those jobs. That may change in the future, but that is the way things look right now. The important thing to decide is which one you want to do.
 
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Originally posted by Matthew Phillips:
Right now, there still seems to be more demand for server-side Java programmers than J2ME programmers. There also seem to be a lot more server-side programmers available to fill those jobs. That may change in the future, but that is the way things look right now. The important thing to decide is which one you want to do.

Yes, but J2EE technology is maturing. And like any mature techonology, commoditization is inevitable. Once it is commoditized, companies will look for cheap labors who just need to "follow the standard". That means more work will be outsourced to developing countries. I think this will definitly happen within the next 3-5 years.
I think it pays to care about "what's next" and try to stay up on the value chain.
 
Zulfikar Dharmawan
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Hi,
I think there will be more demand on J2ME, but it will come in the next upcoming years. The main reason is not all application built in J2ME are needed badly by enterprises or individuals.
So, i'll stick to J2EE for now, but i sure like to learn more about J2ME to anticipate years to come.
~justmy2cents
 
Matthew Phillips
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Originally posted by Michael Yuan:

Yes, but J2EE technology is maturing. And like any mature techonology, commoditization is inevitable. Once it is commoditized, companies will look for cheap labors who just need to "follow the standard". That means more work will be outsourced to developing countries. I think this will definitly happen within the next 3-5 years.
I think it pays to care about "what's next" and try to stay up on the value chain.

I don't disagree with you. I was pointing out that the demand for J2EE right now is greater than the demand for J2ME. I believe that J2ME will have much greater demand in the future than it does now, but only time will tell. The most important thing is to learn what you will enjoy more and the rest should take care of itself.
 
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