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Re: [ljc] Recommendations for JSPs/servlets and Spring training courses in London?

From: James B.
Sent on: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 9:21 AM
Hi Sarah,

There's a reason that (in this case) fashion is important - the newer methods of creating webapps focus on writing less boilerplate and less xml (yuck!).  The justification being the less code you have to write (and more importantly, read) the quicker your time to a minimum viable product to get under the nose of your stakeholders.  

Assuming you have an existing Java dev team, have you thought about using a JVM-based language?...Scala and Play 2 being a popular choice, alternatively, JRuby or Grails would give you some more terse frameworks to work with.

As a suggestion, could you perhaps ask for 5 days out to evaluate some of these different techs, and then spend the money on a 2-3 day course (e.g. the Skillsmatter ones seem very relevant here).  Yes you're out of the office for longer, but the potential for getting something neater, easier to maintain and add features to is surely worth the initial outlay.

Sorry to answer your perfectly reasonable question with a "yes, but, why?" kind of answer!

FWIW, having been on both, I found Skillsmatter to be better than Learning Tree, there's just more technical content, and less faffing around explaining basic concepts.

I hope this was constructive!


On 6 August[masked]:17, @sleepyfox <[address removed]> wrote:
You might want to try something a bit more 'modern'. Servlets/JSPs and Spring are all very late 1990's/early 2000's.


On 5 August[masked]:57, Sarah Barber <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi there

Can anyone recommend a good training course on JSPs and servlets in the London area? I am familiar with Java but am new to web development. I am trying to get my boss to send me on a course and he has recommended however the next course doesn't start until February and I have reached the stage where I would like to go on a course ASAP.

Our company doesn't have a lot of experience with other web training companies so I would be grateful for any suggestions. In addition, I'm also planning on getting some Spring MVC training in 6 months or so, and would love to hear feedback on which courses are highly rated.

Many thanks

Sarah Barber

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