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Scott Maclary
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I have primarily developed JSP's, Servlets, JavaBeans and classes for interacting with the database via JDBC. So someone asked me if I am a server side or front end developer. JSP's and Servlets run ON the server but control the display to the front end. So am I a server-side or front-end developer?

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Nigel Browne
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In answer to your question I would say neither, but that your a java programmer with experience in various J2EE technologies both front and back end. I would expect a frontend developer to be an AWT/Swing/SWT specialist and a serverside developer to be an EJB specialist.
 
Scott Maclary
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That's kind of what I thought...but I just wanted to make sure I wasn't way off. Thanks!
 
Hentay Duke
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I would expect a frontend developer to be an AWT/Swing/SWT specialist


I'm not sure this is correct if you're talking about J2EE. I do a lot of front end work and it's all JSPs with Struts, Tiles, JSTLs and so on. Haven't worked with AWT or Swing since I was learning Java. Well I'll always be learning it but I mean in the early days of tutorials and working towards certification.
 
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Hentay, maybe there should be two classes of frontend developer Desktop/Standalone and Web-based, these are two very different skillsets.
 
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Hentay, maybe there should be two classes of frontend developer Desktop/Standalone and Web-based, these are two very different skillsets.


I'd agree with that Nigel. In Scott's case it sounds like he does both frontend and backend work.
 
Stan James
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Definitions will vary fer sure. Our architecture has exactly one servlet, so nobody has great servlet skills. Our "front end" folks are experts in HTML, JSP, taglibs, JavaScript.

We also have exactly one stateless session bean, so our "back end" folks work in POJO most of the time.
 
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