Hi there. I just wanted to post this question out there to see if anybody would have any insight. Currently I am residing in the Seattle Washington area and working as a Java developer there. Although the job market here is actually quite good even despite the state of the economy, my family and I are considering moving somewhere else. The reason is that the weather here is just too much to handle. Unless you are a fan of rain, then this place can be a little depressing! We would like to move somewhere where the Java job market is still good and is likely to stay that way, and that is WARM and sunny.
We previously lived in California in the Sacramento area and the weather there is great, it is just that the job market in at least that area withered up to nothing. Because of a medical problem in our family, we ended up moving here (Seattle) anyway.
My question is, how is the job market in Texas? Are there Java jobs there for a seasoned developer? We have considered relocating there for years simply because of the cost of living and weather aspect, but it looks like the Java market there is quite good as well. Any feedback? We have considered Dallas, Austin or even possibly the Houston area.
Anyway, I thought I would throw that out there in the hopes that somebody can give me some feedback based on first hand experiences. Thanks!
I have about 15 years of development experience. I worked with Java off and on when it was released in 1995 to about 1999 with other technologies sprinkled in during that time. From 1999 on until the present, I have been developing in Java almost exclusively in various capacities.