What are the best U.S Cities for Java (J2EE development), in terms of most employment opportunities? Also, what are the worst U.S Cities for Java development, in terms of worst employment opportunities. I know that there is an old thread on this topic; however, that thread is from 2000. Best U.S Cities for Java Thread from 2000
I figure that where there is a hot market in general, there will be a hot Java market. Go to Computerjobs.com and they break out their jobs by region. It looks like Atlanta, Washington DC, Texas, New York and the Carolinas are the top 5. Except for the derth of jobs in California that pretty much mirrors what was going on back in 2000.
I have my doubts about Atlanta. Back during my starvation days I was keeping an eye on them on computerjobs and they consistently had more postings than just about anywhere. And this included the time during which Coca-Cola tossed about 500 software people and some other local company (maybe Home Depot???) did likewise.
Atlanta's not a small town, but I began to wonder if the opportunities are really better there or there's some sort of skew involved.
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