ignacio giagante wrote:Hi,
I have been seeing that the new language scala is gaining ground over java and this compile java bytecode. So, my question is: Why study java if I can start with Scala? Give me a couple of reasons. Thanks!
That is interesting. Could you please give a little more details about how you were able to perceive that Scala is gaining ground over Java? That might help others give you some relevant answers to your question.
2 Its good to be well rounded in this field, especially in this economic environment. I spent a full 2 years working with C/C++ on embedded systems, when the project ended I got laid-off and 1 month later I was a ruby-on-rails web-application developer for a year, after that project I got heavy into J2EE.
3. It does not take much time, and its not that difficult. Last year a colleague of mine got his SCJP, he studied for 6 months and prior to that he had little to no experience with Java at all. Price I understand may be a factor for some, but a lot of times companies will re-reimburse you if you pass the exam.