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I am guessing that all you guys like Java, so that has to be a strong reason. Other than that, why did you guys become J2EE developers ?
Why did you choose J2EE platform over other web development platforms ? What do you like the most about J2EE ?

Please share your reasons.
 
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Because the company at which I had my first full time job used Java. As did my internship the summer before that. At my first internship, C++ was used. And I interviewed for one company that used Visual Basic.

As for what I like about Java EE: there is a great open source community, there is a lot of information on the internet, it is robust, continually improving, etc.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Because the company at which I had my first full time job used Java. As did my internship the summer before that. At my first internship, C++ was used. And I interviewed for one company that used Visual Basic.

As for what I like about Java EE: there is a great open source community, there is a lot of information on the internet, it is robust, continually improving, etc.



Jeanne, thank you for the reply. If given a chance, would you have chosen anything else over Java ? Can I also ask you why you chose J2EE (I assume) over android development or API
development. What attracts you to the J2EE side of things ?

Indeed, Java has a lot of popular open source projects, especially from apache. There is also a lot of info in the form of books, tutorials and forums. Yes, Java is evolving and catching up with
other languages in the features it lacks.

But, I was wondering if there are any other languages which are similar to java in all these aspects. How about ruby and python ?
 
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Ali Gordon wrote:Jeanne, thank you for the reply. If given a chance, would you have chosen anything else over Java ?


I'd like to say that I've had chosen whatever opportunity presented itself. At the time (12 years ago), that was the Java stack or the Microsoft stack.

Ali Gordon wrote:an I also ask you why you chose J2EE (I assume) over android development or API
development. What attracts you to the J2EE side of things ?


Android development didn't exist 12 years ago so that was an easy choice . Again, I choose J2EE development for my first job because that's the opportunity that presented itself. That's not all I do though. I also develop libraries (API) and developer tools. Among other things. I also don't use Java exclusively anymore.
 
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Thank you Jeanne. I like you. It is...a very nice to have meet you.
 
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