Wayne Blair wrote:

> > On Thursday 24 May 2001 22:41, bashar asad wrote:
> >
> > > > its really frustrating when you try to look for a job noadays.... you
> know
> > > so many good programming languages but you want the right job that will
> > > help you excel in a language like ruby ... but everybody want java java
> > > java sorry guys really frustrated with todays market
> > > ;p
> > >
> > > --
> > > Bashar A. Asad
>
> It's not that everybody wants java, it's simply that these corporations now
> "have" java infrastructure.  A middle manager faces far less red-tape when
> deciding to do new development in java than in some less widely deployed
> language - java has been made a corporate standard for deployment, and big
> corps feel secure that a project developed in java will be maintainable
> because of the critical mass of industry resources and developers dedicated
> to it.
>
> Some advice for you, Bashar, why not take a good java job, especially if you
> can find one in an XP shop?  I would bet you would be able to use Ruby as a
> prototyping tool.  You might even be able to make yourself into the
> prototyping expert of your shop and primarily work with more cutting edge
> tools in that role.  Plus you'll get paid well, and coding in java is still
> a creative effort that will develop your skills.
>
> Wayne

sounds reasonable

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Bashar A. Asad