After working as a contractor for last 2 years, recently I started my job search as my contract ended. I am in touch with all the latest developments in J2EE
technlogy, but every J2EE job post I see on monster & career builder are asking for IBM Websphere experience. I have worked with J2EE applications for last 3 years without EJB part and never required to work on any application server and with this new requirement in every job post I am wondering how much does it matter if I don't have experience IBM Websphere.
Do I really need to have any experience with it if I am not using any EJB's? What exactly my role would be as a programmer be on Websphere.What I will be doing with Websphere, I assume some deployments, correct me if I am wrong. I am pretty much experienced with Sun One server, including configuring, deployment, scheduling etc. Will this experience be sufficient to start working Websphere or other application server.
How can I get some experience with application servers? Guys please post your opinions/suggestions.