Re: [ljc] What technologies should I study in Java

From: Kevin W.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 12:00 PM
With just that list, you'll stand out about as much as a small pebble on a motorway.  Is it the quantity of potential interviews that you want to maximise, or their quality?

Java/Maven/Spring are taken for granted nowadays, almost everyone has them on their CV and they're not much worth mentioning.

Struts and Ant are largely superseded, so should probably go under whatever heading you use for Cobol, Basic and your bronze swimming certificate.

Much more importantly, you want to disambiguate yourself.  Go to conferences and meetups, expand your network of contacts, commit to an open-source-project or ten, have projects of your own (publicly visible) on GitHub, make sure your have some genuine real-world experiences of problems you've encountered - and solved - when programming.

If you really want to shine, start to look outside just the Java language.  Try your hand at web development with Javascript and bootstrap.  Explore Scala, Clojure, Haskell, Erlang, etc. write a small project in one of these and *publish it on GitHub*.  Demonstrate that you can do Test Driven Development.

and broader technologies?  Can you do a RESTful website?  What about Big Data(tm), with Hadoop perhaps?  Any experience of NoSQL?  Do you have an opinion on MongoDB vs CouchDB vs Cassandra vs Redis vs ...?

On 27 June[masked]:02, alexander sharma <[address removed]> wrote:

I have another question regarding Java.

What Java JEE technologies are most common to get a job in london:

In my view they are:

Spring MVC


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