Hi, I am in IT industry for past 10 years , working on different technology(such as Powerbuilder,web development using cgi Perl,Visual Basic),database programming using MySQL PL/SQL , never got chance to work in java. So I am new to java world. Now after 10 years career with these old technologies don't seems to going anywhere. Is it too late to switch to Java technologies.I would like suggestion how I can get into java technologies ,I mean learning and getting job.
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posted 12 years ago
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I agree with you Arulk Pillai. It is never too late and all depends on you. As you have vast experience in IT as long as you correlate your works how it can be done in Java it will not much difficult for you to pick up Java. You also try Head First book series with which you can learn java very easily.
I don't think picking up Java is difficult even after working with all these technologies for 10 years. Initially (may be 2 months?!) you will feel difficult but later should ok.
All the best.
Sai Surya, SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 5.0, IBM 833 834
http://sai-surya-talk.blogspot.com, I believe in Murphy's law.
posted 12 years ago
Thanks everyone for great input. w.r.t to job, when you mentioned you have to start from entry level , how much salary should I expect. I mean what kind of salary cut ?Right now live in Washington D.C. area and makes around 90K, and single earner in a family of three.
Most likely this depends on location, and what position you will be doing, like on-the-job training, volunteer, entry-level, etc. You should expect the lowest possible, and you can try looking at monster.com.
I am curious why you would want to go to java, when you have the career that you mentioned.
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