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I am just wondering which technology / specification we should be concentrating on that seem to have exhibited some future potential as far as job market is concerned. (both USA & India)

I mean I really wanted to lay my hands on a handful e.g. spring, hibernate, EJB 3.0, JSF and I am sure there are couple more worthy of consideration.

Is there anything happening in J2EE spectrum after struts that will surely have a lasting impact. I have concerns b'z I dont want to spend my time on something that may not have a good market. Please share your opinions what do you think about it.
 
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Hi Deep !

Is there anything happening in J2EE spectrum after struts that will surely have a lasting impact. I have concerns b'z I dont want to spend my time on something that may not have a good market. Please share your opinions what do you think about it.

Sorry, but even if some suggestions could be made, no one will ever be able to answer except some future-seing sorcerers. You will have to make like everybody, evaluate some technologies and take the risk of investing in some, perhaps in total waste. There simply is no way at all to predict the future of any technology, many promising ones were market failures and conversely many average/poor ones were great market success. The market decides of the winning technologies from many unrational criterias.

And anyway your question has no practical meaning if you consider your marketable value : when a technology is a real success everyone is on it and wages decrease, while for other much less successful ones wages are much higer, simple offer/demand law. What is more even having some knowledge of some almost uninteresting technologies from market point of view (like Ruby and Smalltalk) could bring much to your skills even if you don't earn a buck with them.

So make like everybody, take some slight risks by investing into some promising technologies, and even if you made some wrong choices earn in intellectual interest what you didn't on financial matter.

Best regards.
 
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Lately I am hearing more about SOA and RFID technologies. SOA sounds just like another three word jargon. It�s really hard to predict how things will take shape in future I personally recommend you do what you enjoy doing most.

Originally posted by Deep Arora:
I am just wondering which technology / specification we should be concentrating on that seem to have exhibited some future potential as far as job market is concerned. (both USA & India)

I mean I really wanted to lay my hands on a handful e.g. spring, hibernate, EJB 3.0, JSF and I am sure there are couple more worthy of consideration.

Is there anything happening in J2EE spectrum after struts that will surely have a lasting impact. I have concerns b'z I dont want to spend my time on something that may not have a good market. Please share your opinions what do you think about it.

 
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Eric & Kripal,

Thanks for the enlightnment, I hear what you are saying and I understand that there is always an element of risk in investing (be it in stock or self education) We will have to take it.

But still If we want to make some educate guess (sources could be friends, gut feeling, job hunting experience, interview experience and the list goes on) what your take would be, Hibernate, spring, JSF, portlet or something else. We are just sharing our opinions on this board and not trying to predict future. Even future is influenced by collective opinions isnt it.

personally I believe that spring might not add much business value but Hibernate could and in this ROI world this could mean diffrence between success and failure. But I also see the books are coming
up on those topics and seemingly knowledgeble people are talking about it. Another fade (dare I call it yet) is web services, 16 months ago sun has launched SCJWDS cert on it I was tempted to take it but was again not sure if it was worth investing. You may question my reasoning behind analysing the things to death but I have seen it pays off as life is much more than technology world and I dont see why I should diffrentiate between buying buying a google stock and investing my time on reading web-services spec. I mean time is money isnt it.

SO guys thanks for the response and will really appreciate your feedback on something concrete opinions, and may I reiterate that we are just sharing our opinions and not trying to be Alvin toffler.

Thanks

Deepak
 
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A suggestion: Visit some of job boards, like Monster, to get an idea of the skills currently in demand.
 
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How abt J2EE with SAP combination, now that even Microsoft is interested in SAP too?
 
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