I just need to know how easy it is for a C programmer to learn Java and do web programming.
To give you a little info, I'm planning to hire a person who is extremely smart and has been working as a C programmer doing network programming for the last 6 years. He has never worked on Java or did any web based programming before.
He is interested in joining my team. The technology we are using for developing our website is Java Springs framework and HIbernate for ORM tool. He's confident that he can pick up these technologies in a month.
I wanted to get some feedback from the community as to how easy or tough it is for a smart programmer with no web development experience to learn a new language and make this shift. And how long would it take for a person to make this transition.
Appreciate any advice.