Unanswered: Informics vs Oracle from developer perspective?
Went on a job interview.
They use mostly Informics and some Oracle.
During the interview process they do not tell you the specifics of their needs. I got the imperssion that they had no need for additional Oracle people.
If this is the case, what do you think about taking a job somewhat blindly, realizing you are going away from what you know, to learn informics via on-the-job training, in a town or area that, as far as I know , Oracle courses are not readily available. There has been no specifics of salary spoken of yet. Have I been brainwashed by Larry Ellison?
It seems that you've already made your decision, but need someone to back it up. If you don't feel Informix is a good choice (especially when they offer nothing more but pain, sweat and blood) , move on. I guess there are many more Oracle opportunities in the US than one would have here, in Croatia.
That is how it sounds, but there are other variables, like the area is attractive because of nearby lakes , rivers, fishing and hiking opportunities. I am currently working as a PL/SQL developer with a great group of people, no pressure, but a contract job. One way to look at it is, if this is going to be my last job change then I don't need to be concerned if working with informix is a plus or minus, just if the money is right. The people I spoke with seemed pleasant.