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Thread: Where have all of the Java Developers gone?

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    Cool Where have all of the Java Developers gone?

    I am helping a friend to locate Java developers who are US Citizens, have their Green Card, or who are EAD for contract-to-hire opportunities to work in the USA. I am curious as to why she is having difficulty finding these types of Java people? Where are they? I would like to learn Java...is this a good idea?


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    Default Re: Where have all of the Java Developers gone?

    I moved your thread to the cafe, since it's not an actual programming question.

    There are plenty of Java developers, and plenty of Java development jobs (I'm at one right now). I'd recommend doing a search on linkedin or something similar for Java related jobs. If you or your friend can't find Java developers, you might want to examine what you're offering or how you're reaching out to people.

    As for whether learning Java is a good idea, of course it is, assuming you want to be a Java programmer.
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    Default Re: Where have all of the Java Developers gone?

    ok, thanks for moving it! (I am new at this forum )
    I guess what I should have asked is why is Java better to learn or why do you prefer it versus learning others? What are pros/cons?

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    Default Re: Where have all of the Java Developers gone?

    Think of programming languages as tools. Each language has its own pros and cons, jobs it's good at, jobs it's bad at, etc. Learning how to use one does not mean you can't learn other languages, just like learning how to use a saw doesn't mean you shouldn't learn how to use a hammer.

    Listing Java's strengths and weaknesses would fill up a book, but the gist is that Java is more easily maintained, higher-level, and less error-prone than lower-level languages like C and C++. Plus it's more portable because it's platform independent, which means you can write a program once and have it run on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Plus Android uses it. People claim that the trade-off is that Java is slower than languages that are closer to the metal, but that's inaccurate at best and downright untrue in many cases. Other languages are specialized for specific fields (like lisp and prolog for AI), so it really depends what you want to do.

    But like I said, there is no rule saying that you can only learn one language. In fact, most programmers end up learning more than one language, and each one helps you understand the others even better.
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