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Are Java Developers better equipped to write front end stuff?

Should Java Developers be coding HTML, CSS & JavaScript?

What do people follow in your companies? What are some suggestions if they have too?


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Better then who? And when you say "Java Developers", do you mean Java Webapp developers? –  Tim Büthe Feb 10 '11 at 8:11
Yes I mean mostly Java Webapp developers. And yes the question should be are they right people coding CSS/HTML etc.? –  Nilesh Feb 10 '11 at 8:18

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There is nothing inherent about being able to program in Java that prohibits you from also being able to program in Javascript or work with HTML/CSS.

You may as well ask "can C++ developers work with COBOL?" or "can Python developers work with Haskell?" Of course it's possible. It's entirely up to the particular developer's skill whether he actually knows HTML/CSS/Javascript.


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