I left my previous company in Chennai (an IT subsidiary of a leading Telecom service provider in US) some 3.5 months back, after serving as a Java/J2EE developer for almost 2.5 years. I was actively working on Core Java, Servlet, JSP, EJB on a Struts based architecture.
I was hired in the capacity of a Java/J2EE developer by a leading name in Bangalore. I was rigorously interviewed in Java and J2EE which left me without any doubt that that I shall be contributing in the form of a Java developer only.
When I got roped in the project, I was told that I shall not have to write even a single line of Java code in the context of the present project. My role would be that of an XML, BPEL and ESB designer, which are duly supported by an IDE and involve no programming as such. All that happens is merely XML transformations, using some rich graphics, where even the XSLTs are auto generated by the tool.
This makes me feel that my relevant experience is taking a hit and unless I do some homework by not losing touch with Java. I have decided to quit the company after a year or so or have myself moved to a Java based project soon.
Now I have 2 doubts in mind:
1) Is my relevant experience really getting affected ? Meaning that after having worked on BPEL etc, will I be able to market myself as a Java candidate?
2) In case I move over to a new company in a Java based project after a year, how wud that affect my profile ? Meaning that I wud be in my 3rd job in a span of 4 years work ex. Would that affect my dependability as a resource ?
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