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JAVA or .NET? I’m just about to start 6 months of intense programming training and I have a choice of either choosing the JAVA stream or the .NET stream. What do you think I should head for and why? Here are the stream outlines: JAVA stream: -Unix -Oracle SQL+ - JAVA (basic) - JAVA (advanced) - JAVA certification - HTML/javascript -J2EE Intro -Servlets/JSP -EJB .NET stream: -Unix -SQL+ -.NET basic operational coding -Desktop applications -Web applications -XML web services Which stream do you think is best to choose? The java stream is the most popular, but I want to make my choice based on expert opinion and not popularity Thanks

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Find a number of people who have done these courses. Ask them what they thought of each, because at the end of the day how much you enjoy the course and how much you learn is probably going to depend a lot on the lecturer and their preperation (ie, their actual knowlege of the subject at hand). Just don't take everything they say as fact. Generally lecturers are biased quite heavily to what they teach.

Although I am a full time .net developer, I've had my years of java to know it well enough. It's a good language, no doubt - and it has a very strong acedemic base, however I feel it's suffered quite a lot from feature creep. .Net is becomming more important, moving forward it will be the primary development framework for windows, which is not to be dismissed lightly. It's future is also going to see some very cool new things too with the likes of WinFX, LINQ, etc.


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Find a number of people who have done these courses. Ask them what they thought of each, because at the end of the day how much you enjoy the course and how much you learn is probably going to depend a lot on the lecturer and their preperation (ie, their actual knowlege of the subject at hand). Just don't take everything they say as fact. Generally lecturers are biased quite heavily to what they teach.

Although I am a full time .net developer, I've had my years of java to know it well enough. It's a good language, no doubt - and it has a very strong acedemic base, however I feel it's suffered quite a lot from feature creep. .Net is becomming more important, moving forward it will be the primary development framework for windows, which is not to be dismissed lightly. It's future is also going to see some very cool new things too with the likes of WinFX, LINQ, etc.



Thanks RipTorn for your reply, this is exactly the kind of feedback I am looking for, and hope more people can shed some light on this.

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