Lots more are created as company-internal applications. Sort of like there used to be (and still are) lots of Motif applications in use, but they're not publicly visible.
I am student of M.Sc. IT and i have done a project called Java Backup and Recovery Tool as my bachelor project in duration of 3 months.
Now I want to know only thing is there any vacancy for Java Desktop Application programmer or not ? Because it requires a lot of efforts to make decent GUI in Java but if we use NetBeans IDE then we can do it in easier way.
Finally I want to know how desktop application is created in industry?
My impression is that Eclipse (and even IntelliJ) is much more widely used than NetBeans. But an employer will probably try to acommodate NetBeans lovers :-)
Tim Moores wrote:There are desktop Java jobs, but not many; you should not expect to be able to find one. Server-side Java demand is much bigger, probably by two orders of magnitude.
As someone who is currently looking for a better job in Java I can only confirm. Most of the job openings I've seen so far require either JEE or Android.
brent carter wrote:this might be alittle of topic, but it seems to me that most of the big programming jobs are going to c++ programmers. Is this accurate?
I sincerely doubt it. I guess it depends on your definition of "big programming jobs". Java dominates server side applications. Many people asking about how important Java is don't seem to be too impressed with that.
Sure, if you're working on the new Mars lander or something, I doubt Java is going to be a language you'll use. What people forget though, is that a language has merits beyond how widely used they are. Java taught me a great deal about software security, programming practices, virtual machines, and various other important things. I will take those skills with me when I have to switch to another imperative or object oriented language.
If you want a "big job", it's important to be flexible, and not to hold on too tightly to your old ways.