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

From: Stephen M.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:33 PM
Concentrating on the 'core Java EE' list, rather than the 'well-rounded developer' list my thoughts would be...

There's limited space in my head, so I dropped Struts and Ant a long time ago. Any jobs that require these as core skills are probably boring roles maintaining old apps that won't give you any on-the-job learning in newer technologies. Avoid them unless you're desperate.

With regards Hibernate, my preference is to concentrate on JPA with Hibernate as the ORM plugin, as it's easier to switch between ORM libraries. But there are plenty of places that deal directly with Hibernate.

In my experience, integration is vital, so you should add JMS to the list. It's good to learn frameworks such as Apache Camel and Spring Integration to make it easier to work with.

Every company wants to claim it's developing a service oriented architecture. My preferred means of delivering web services is with Spring-WS. I would recommend knocking up some REST & SOAP example apps with that.

If you're looking to build web apps, then skipping out of Java tech, you need to look into how to do JavaScript well. A few years ago, you could get away with some pretty awful hack-jobs in JavaScript. These days it is much more common practise to be working with a framework such as jQuery or Dojo, using TDD with a tool such as Jasmine, and structuring/modularising your apps with the help of Backbone.js and Require.js.

Good look with the job hunt!

Steve


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

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
Hibernate
Maven
Ant
Spring MVC
Struts


Thanks




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