Totally OT: Career change

Discussion in 'Java' started by Luke A. Guest, Aug 5, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    I'm currently looking to change career direction (FYI, I am currently a
    programmer), I was going to try the embedded arena, but it seems they want
    electronics experience...hmmm, so I have decided to look into
    Java/Internet technologies.

    I have C/C++/Ada/Pascal/m68k/x86/MIPS/HTML experience. C/C++ is my
    professional experience and the rest is university and my own time
    experience. Java isn't difficult to learn (it's just the API that takes
    the time), so I was wanting some advice from any pro's that might be lurking.

    Can anyone give me some hints/advice? Where to look? What to look for,
    maybe? How much to ask for? ;-P

    Thanks,
    Luke.

    P.S: I have looked at (a little) into Java before when it first came out
    around 1996/7 so I have played with it before, but not enough to *know*
    it.
     
    Luke A. Guest, Aug 5, 2003
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  2. Luke A. Guest

    Wendy S Guest

    "Luke A. Guest" <laguest@__n_o_s_p_a_m__abyss2.demon.co.uk> wrote

    > I'm currently looking to change career direction (FYI, I am currently a
    > programmer), I was going to try the embedded arena, but it seems they want
    > electronics experience...hmmm, so I have decided to look into
    > Java/Internet technologies.
    > Can anyone give me some hints/advice?


    Do what you love. If embedded technologies are your "thing" then you may
    not be happy working with Java and Internet stuff. I, on the other hand,
    suffered through those hardware labs and didn't make it through my computer
    architecture class on the first try. At work, I do server-side Java
    (Tomcat, Struts, Servlets, JSP) and database stuff.

    But I'd be doing it even if they weren't paying me for it, and that makes
    all the difference.

    What are you interested in? Java is *everywhere* on the internet, and you
    can't do everything, so you'll have to narrow it down. User interfaces?
    Security? Pick something and set Google loose on it.

    --
    Wendy in Chandler, AZ
     
    Wendy S, Aug 5, 2003
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  3. On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 12:36:19 -0700, Wendy S wrote:

    > Do what you love. If embedded technologies are your "thing" then you may
    > not be happy working with Java and Internet stuff. I, on the other hand,


    Well, I want to write an OS, but I can do that in my own time. I currently
    have a shit job in which I don't even get paid anywhere near graduate
    level, and as such am in debt, so I need something that pays and pays
    well.

    > suffered through those hardware labs and didn't make it through my computer
    > architecture class on the first try. At work, I do server-side Java


    I didn't get the best degree classification in the world, but I still know
    more than those people who go to Oxbridge and get a 1st, mainly because I
    actually know my stuff, whereas (and there are some who will know their
    stuff from Oxbridge) some will have got through the exams, had no life and
    only really did it to make money because they went to those particular
    universities. *I* just never really specialised because I have so many
    computery interests that I could never quite make up my mind and get
    something finished ;-)

    > (Tomcat, Struts, Servlets, JSP) and database stuff.


    I wanted to get away from database stuff because I couldn't design one to
    save my life - and it's dull, oh well.

    > But I'd be doing it even if they weren't paying me for it, and that makes
    > all the difference.


    Yes, it doesn, but unfortunately I need the money :-(

    > What are you interested in? Java is *everywhere* on the internet, and you
    > can't do everything, so you'll have to narrow it down. User interfaces?
    > Security? Pick something and set Google loose on it.


    Hmmm...

    Luke.
     
    Luke A. Guest, Aug 5, 2003
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  4. Luke A. Guest

    lio Guest

    "Luke A. Guest" <laguest@__n_o_s_p_a_m__abyss2.demon.co.uk> wrote in
    news:pan.2003.08.05.19.09.38.160026@__n_o_s_p_a_m__abyss2.demon.co.uk:

    > C/C++ is my
    > professional experience


    did you plan to leave c++ for Java ...? if yes, why ? C++ can made the same
    than java, but with more performance in generally ... C++ is harder, but if
    you kwown it...
     
    lio, Aug 11, 2003
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