I'm just starting my career as a software developer, should I choose to specialize in Java or .NET?

I want to be able to work internationally, and I will pursue certifications. Is it better for me to accept a job where i will program in Java / J2EE, or should i go for C# / .NET, all other terms being equal. Will both languages be in equally high demand world wide? In the long run I probably should learn both languages, I already know a little Java.

Asked By: MrS - 1/10/2009
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I will be real honest with you, I personally like Dot Net over Java but Java is definitely more popular, better job opportunities, however in terms of feeling the power of coding , i still think C++ is way better. Anyways future belongs to .Net. Of course this is what i think... More
Answered By: ElricTheFullMetal - 1/10/2009
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personally I would pick whichever offer pays better... More
Answered By: Imma M - 1/10/2009
Unless you are God's gift to humanity for being the best programmer ever to walk the face of this earth, you will work on legacy code. More stuff out there running java than anything else. The job openings available are more numerous for server-side java, not client-side... More
Answered By: deonejuan - 1/10/2009
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