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Career advice for a Java developer with 8 years of experience

 
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Dear Friends

I am a Java /J2EE developer  with 8 years of experience .
But I was away from the work for more than a year now and planning to join back .

I am brushing up the technologies .
I have 3 months with me for preparation .

Should I prepare spring/web services  (things I a have worked previously ) etc that is related to java  

Or

I should learn AWS and give certifications and try to get a job in that line .
I love learning new things .

Presently I am updating myself to Java 8  .

Kindly give me your opinion on this

thanks  a lot

rgds
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I think you didn't get a reply because there's no right/wrong answer to this. Learning anything new is good.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I think you didn't get a reply because there's no right/wrong answer to this. Learning anything new is good.


I agree with this. Also, it really depends on what you are looking to do. If it's purely out of financial motivations, you could scan job boards and forums in your area to see what skills are most valued, and learn those. Find out what problems are most important to the world/businesses nowadays, and which programming tools/skills are required to solve them.

In the end, you know your strengths and weaknesses, and I do not believe that three months will change your core strengths much. I suggest you look for areas where you would fit in the best!
 
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