Here is a little background information.
- I have been working for Java 10 years.
- The product I am working on went to live about 3 years ago. Now, the product is getting stable.
- After all the post-product drama, I gained a lot of knowledge about Oracle & SQL. People(mainly management) were desperated enough to give me deep oracle-related task over DBAs. I admit I considered becoming DBA but eventually decided to remain as a programmer.
- DBAs & Management are demanding all the DB & Query related task back to DBA, which makes me a bit sad.
In short, I anticipate a lot of time next year. What would you do to improve your skillset??
I am thinking to upgrade my Java version(Not from experience though, we are using JDK1.5) to 1.6 getting certificate.
Any good idea from fellow developers??
How about data modeling for application? Do you guys think it is developer role??