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Production Support Vs Development

 
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Hi,

I work for a very reputed MNC in a South-indian Metro. I joined the company as a fresher, and am still in the same Prod Support proj for the past 20 months. I am from a Non-IT background. So, I was not very good at Java. Later, after I got into this project, I never got any chance to look into the code. All I do is call the US clients, ask what their issue is, look into a document, follow what it says and close the issue (ticket). Since it has been 20 long months now, I have totally lost touch of Java. I am no better than a 12th Std guy.

What is bothering me here is, 'IS MY CAREER RUINED NOW'? When I look for opportunities outside my company, they look for coding/programming/development experience. Since I have become a senior member of my team, I am not being released either from my current project.

So, my situation is : "A guy with 2 yrs experience in Java, but who hasn't coded even a hello world once in his life"

Please advise me what to do now? How to proceed.. Is my career totally Ruined???
 
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Hi,
Not really, but you should take appropriate action now. Most of the companies will have policies which will allow you to change project after 18 Months. So speak to your group head and join a project were you can learn Java and do java development. In my opinion trying for a job outside is not a good idea as you don't have any real time experience in Java.

I am sure every project manager will say no when you first ask for release from the project especially if you are a senior guy in the project as they don't want to distrub the stability of the project. So convince him or convince his manager.

Best of luck.
 
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