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.