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Subject: Re: [xsl] Off Topic : XSLT Jobs in USA
From: Mailing Lists Mail <daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:25:12 -0700

Hi Wendell,
I have been in this list for a very very long time and had noticed a
lot of posters that come from USA. So this was something that got me
thinking that there probably are many programmers / jobs into XML/XSLT
in the USA, so thaz where the "huge presence" came from, also going by
the size of the country multiplied by the number of companies, it had
formed enough basis for my assumption... in UK/Aus, UK especially (
being a very small country) , I have seen a lot of people who ask for
Specialist XSLT/XML developers. Just when we think we have explored
"n" number of clients in the country, a totally "unheard of"  client
ends up calling for XSLT developers offering a very good rate.. This
keeps the contractors engaged and encouraged to be doing the XSLT
development..So that was what I was referring to when I said "enough
companies in USA " who are into the XSLT development.
USA as I hear is a "generalist" techy oriented place.. Where XSLT may
not be the core skill someone is looking for. Which makes me think
,why and how some generalist will keep himself abreast of technologies
like XSLT3 etc, if all he wants is a job anyone can do, mainly Java
J2EE development with some XML skills.. I am sure there are specialist
companies in the USA like mulberrytech, marklogic, IBM etc, who
probably do XML day in and day out/..but for some reason I don't see
them asking for people.

>>While this means that work may be harder to find, it also means it's
>>often really cool work.

Ofcourse any work with data transformation is very very cool :-)

Thanks for your ideas.

On Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 7:56 AM, Wendell Piez <wapiez@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi,
> The question isn't off topic. This isn't just a technical list;
> anything about XSL or XSLT is on topic.
> But it is relative. What does "enough" mean in this context? (What
> does "huge presence" mean?)
> Yet I do agree that there isn't much of a commodity market for
> XML/XSLT developers. One can speculate on reasons for this. In many
> ways I think it's a reflection of the strength of the technology. It
> doesn't die because it's too ... good. It doesn't go mainstream
> because it's too ... whatever. There are many things about it that
> aren't really one size fits all.
> While this means that work may be harder to find, it also means it's
> often really cool work.
> Cheers, Wendell
> Wendell Piez | http://www.wendellpiez.com
> XML | XSLT | electronic publishing
> Eat Your Vegetables
> _____oo_________o_o___ooooo____ooooooo_^
> On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:00 AM, Mailing Lists Mail <daktapaal@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Dear all.
>> I see a huge presence of developers and techies from the USA who are
>> into XML and XSLT technologies, but I dont see as many jobs in the USA
>> job sites regarding the same. I just landed in the USA and am looking
>> for Jobs around the XML/XSLT etc technologies. There are either no
>> jobs / or jobs that arent real ( in the jobsites..etc. Dice.com ) ...
>> Is this weird ? or is it something to do with this time of the year?
>> Are there enough companies hiring XSLT / XML developer contractors in the USA?
>> DakTapaal

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