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Hi

I am a Java developer, having 6 years of experience. My personal believe is that many individual have entered in the Java field and now the competition has gone high.
Because of which even if the person is highly skilled in other aspects along with Java, he/she is treated the same as others.
I am unable to determine my career path, and I am unclear as to go with Java or try something else.


Please help me taking the decision.
 
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Harsh,
There's no generic answer to that question. If there was, everyone would jump on that bandwagon and you'd have the same problem. What are you interested in? What you could specialize in? Mobile? Data analytics? etc

As far as being a fresher, you aren't a fresher already. You are an experienced programmer. Many concepts translate between languages. You aren't an experienced, say Python, developer. But you know more than a fresher/entry level person. And you'd get up to speed faster than one.
 
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Harsh Tiwari wrote:Please help me taking the decision.


As Jeanne said, there really is no "magic bullet".

However, I'd definitely say that picking something that interests you is the most important. Sure, you might make a bit more money by finding something that's in high demand, like SAP; but what about in six months time when you find yourself sitting at your desk in a vast Dilbert-like office, a tiny cog in a great clanking SAP monolith, spending half your life in change-control meetings and hating every minute of it?

Been there, done it, and believe me: enjoying coming to work is much more important.

But that's just my opinion.

About the only other piece of advice I can offer: Unless you hate the company you're working for, why not ask them if there are any openings or training opportunities in-house? It may well be easier than trying to find another job, and good companies understand that people "burn out" after a while, and want something new.

And oddly enough, 6 years is usually about the time it happens...

Winston
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:Harsh,
There's no generic answer to that question. If there was, everyone would jump on that bandwagon and you'd have the same problem. What are you interested in? What you could specialize in? Mobile? Data analytics? etc

As far as being a fresher, you aren't a fresher already. You are an experienced programmer. Many concepts translate between languages. You aren't an experienced, say Python, developer. But you know more than a fresher/entry level person. And you'd get up to speed faster than one.



I am into J2EE (Web Platform). Data analytics, big data are some idea that keeps coming to me, though have some idea as what they are, but will that be OK moving into that area being experienced one?
 
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The data ones are good differentiators.
 
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