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I am relatively new to programming. Today I met with a headhunter. Without asking the question, this person told me that java was where it's at. I was surprised to hear this. I know java is widely used, but it seems like there are plenty of opportunities with C++ and .net, among the other languages.

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Java is where it's at, if you're a headhunter contracting to find developers for the enterprise systems of major corporations (which is where most headhunters place their candidates).

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Look for what industry you wish to work in and see what they want. What are you interested in?

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Basically you can learn any language and come up in the industry. A hardcore techie would know that its not the language that's important. After all language is a way to tell the computer to do stuff. Learn one language thoroughly and you'll understand what I mean

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indeed. After working with Java non-stop since 1997 I've been working in Unix shell scripting and C++ since november last year and hopefully will be until the end of next year (depending on budget and changing policies at the customer).

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