This is a shoutout to fellow dice programmers into Ruby on Rails or Python, django web development. How are the job oppurtunities and work challenges in these domains. I have heard and read a lot about Ruby on Rails and how it is picking up to be better option to .NET or JAVA. I have been programming in C and C++ and am currently considering moving into Ruby or Python. Can you give me some feedback or advice.
Thank you for the reply. I always enjoy your standard "OP should abandon IT" comment but trust me when I say, if I had other option I woul'nt be here. Can you care to backup your comment of "web programming market is glutted beyond belief with thousands and thousands of qualified applicants" when ROR is relatively new.
Good question. I have a similar background and have been wondering the same thing. I spent time learning J2EE and felt it was much less challenging than C/C++ app development. Quality also suffered. But would it be useful to have experience in web apps? Isn't the world moving to 'cloud computing', where all programs will run in web browsers? I would have asked this question myself, but didn't want to read that idiot Hoapres gloom and doom, arrogant, ignorant rantings.
Glad to find somone thinking along the lines. A lot of ROR programmers pride themselves about the language being way better and programmer friendly to Java or .net.
Chad Fowler gives many inputs on ROR but I wish I could get first hand information from someone migrating to this language or somone working or got a job. Even if I don't get a job, I could learn ROR for fun.
Wow!!! that is a really bad benchmark. If I were to go by that statistics, I would say there are a lot of jobs in C/ C++ by the number of books being written and sold in these languages (More Effective titles and others being generated by the day). But that is not the case...I did check dice for ROR web programmrs and got about 300 jobs which is inbetween but indeed.com search gave about 2000+ jobs just in $50k + salary range. They do require 2 or 3 years of web programming which I think an open source gig might get your feet in.
You just reversed my logic.
The more a skill sells, the more saturated the market is.
And please keep in mind that H1-Bs are NOT interviewed with nearly the intensity as Americans.
That means they can buy a book for reference after they slide through the interview process.
When I go to Barnes and Nobles in Carle Place across the street from Roosevelt Field on Long Island the only people buying programming books are Chinese and Indian.