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WebLogic/WebSphere

 
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Which one is better for my next job? It is said that WebLogic has more customers in market. But I found there are more job opennings for WebSphere than for WebLogic.
Please give me some advices. thanks!
 
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I don't think you could go wrong with either though personally I prefer WebLogic because I find it easier to work with.
I think you should put more weight on the working environment (do you like the people/company?) and the type of work (will it keep your interest?) rather than what Application Server is being used.
 
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actually I am trying to buy a book to learn either Weblogic or Websphere so I was wondering
which one is best for the beginner and also will help me to get a job. I am proficient with tomcat server jsp, servlets etc. But i didn't get a chance to work with other servers. So please advice me thanks
 
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Websphere does not run on Windows XP, so you will have a hard time learning with it if that is your home platform. Websphere is the most popularly used, with Weblogic coming in at a close second.
Personally, I feel that once you learn one it is a very small matter to learn another. If you can run both servers on your machine, download both. Spend a day on each one, see which one is more intuitive, or does not have problems on your operating system, then purchase a book on the one you decide to start with.
 
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Don't miss the shinning star www.jboss.org either.
 
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I'm hearing many customers opt for Websphere because IBM is more reliable in this economy. The company that provides Weblogic, BEA is trading at single-digit prices and many feel primed for a buyout. However, I think the Weblogic product is far more seasoned and mature.
 
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kelly smith buy both and then tailor your CV depending on the job. I lost out on two interviews because my development environment was weblogic not websphere.
Today employers are looking for tick in the box skills, right language, right server, right DB, right environment and right version.
 
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Here in India, Weblogic is more popular in Job market. I am also trying to shift to J2EE from core java. I am also trying to learn EJB with weblogic and I found this book on Professional Java 2 Enterprise Edition with BEA Web Logic Serverquite useful.
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