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Seeking a Tech job which'll help my IM business!

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by cybermeid, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. cybermeid

    cybermeid Regular Member

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    I have been sitting idle for some time now doing IM and now I am planning to join a software consultancy.
    Here are few options available for me
    1)Web Services Quality Black box tester dealing with Soap,Xml,SQL nd other web services related to websites,QTP,Load runner.
    2)Java Devoloper
    3)Networking Tester
    I want to join a job which will help me hone my skills for doing my IM so that when I quit my job after working for few years,I should be able to use that skill which I earned in my job and use it helping my IM business which I am planning to grow side by side.
    I am in a dilemna between the web services stuff and java.I heard that if you master java you could master any scripting languages like php,javascript etc essential in maintaining a Website.
    But also if i do that web services Black box tester,I will be playing around with testing websites and back end of clients like wells fargo,boa etc which may help me create and update backend services of my online store and recruit devolopers to do the work for me.Whereas being a java devoloper might assist me in building IM tools which will help my business and also sell those tools for profits.
    Can any experienced coder cum Internet marketer help me solve this puzzle.
     
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  2. synfig

    synfig Regular Member

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    Java doesn't have direct skill implementation sets for IM works. Other jobs like web services or cloud services, commercial software can help in IM world. Java is too specific skill set which if not used for actual IM implementation will not help at all. e.g. anyone out there who wants to work on slow java web app ? or desktop app ? If you find any, god bless him and his server and business. :p

    Also testing skills are not going to help in IM skills. You can use all the skills that you mentioned in this thread for freelancing work or to start your own small business that offers these skills for work. You don't need to master in java to understand php or javascript. Infact you don't need to know php or java to learn javascript, xhtml knowledge will. Java's exposure is not going to help in php learning curve, php is more easy and clutter free learning curve than java.

    That's my 2 cents.
     
  3. cybermeid

    cybermeid Regular Member

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    Arent both PHP and Java Oops oriented,ie if you master Java(the big daddy), php will be very easy to implement.Also for maintaining an E-commerce Store,in the future dont you think some knowledge of Java does help?
     
  4. synfig

    synfig Regular Member

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    I have background in both java and .NET, and for my personal projects i use PHP. Anyone without java background can catch up with php way too easily and it's good choice. I don't think java is grand daddy and all, OOPS is basically there for almost every popular web framework in languages like-php, ror, asp etc, so nothing new from java's side.

    If you're interested in getting into web development (small business+IM) without much framework hoopla then get into php and ROR as early as possible, or python (django) if you've resources to spend. E-commerce sites are easy to create under php, python and ROR, if that's what you're looking for. With java you'll hit plenty of walls (during product development) and it's hard to pitch java products to small business because there is a lot of maintenance and server requirement for java apps in comparison to php/ror. Try this test- wordpress made in java or php, which one will users prefer in terms of installation, server requirement, code maintenance ?