I would recommend java (over .net) and these are the reasons: 1. There are many more large server deployments with java than .net 2. The largest mobile phone producers are going for Java support in their phones (I think they are scared to death to let MS in on their market). 3. Java (with J2EE and all third party producers) is by many considered to be much more stable and mature than .net and many won't lay their mission critical systems into the hands of MS even if their lives were at stake (MS _has_ a pretty bad reputation for building stable products) (4. Speculation: Smaller companies are starting to migrate their servers from Windows NT/2000 Server to Linux instead) One may think that .net is strong competitor in the web field with web forms and simple handling of web services but java is heading the same way without sacrificing any flexibility (you can do most of your stuff in a zillion ways with J2EE). This is why I would go for java and I have hands-on experience with both alternatives + I like the java language much better but that's another story... /Marcus -----Ursprungligt meddelande----- Från: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] För Paul Bennett Skickat: den 4 september 2003 01:49 Till: thelist at lists.evolt.org Ämne: [thelist] Suggestions for the next technology to learn (No language holy-wars please ;) I have achieved a level of comfortable proficiency with PHP, a working knowledge of web standards (XHTML / CSS), accessibility issues, XML, client side scripting, mobile application development (WML only at this stage, although wap 2.0 is XHTML base anyway) , and have been considering investing some time into learning another server-side technology. From what I can see of the project market here, (Australasia), the largest current demand is for ASP, and Java / JSP developers. I have basic experience in ASP, but are there any advantages of starting with one over the other? Java interests me from an OOP point (and mobile application) of view, but I realise this is also possible with asp.net. Any suggestions, or should I pull out my trusty old future-career-path-picking dartboard? -- ------------------------------ Paul Bennett Internet Developer Teltest Electronic Design ------------------------------ Email: paul at teltest.com Phone: 64 4 237 4557 Web: http://www.teltest.com Wap: http://wap.teltest.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !