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Brussels, Belgium, January 21, 2009 – JavaBlackBelt, a leader in Java
learning and now powered by over 50,000 developers in its European community,
today announced the opening of its web 2.0-based Java skills management
services to enterprises in the US and India. Specifically, it has reached
agreement with Boston-based Global Force DIRECT™ for distribution rights
across these regions.
The JavaBlackBelt service, driven by crowd-sourcing/moderation, already
offers the world’s most comprehensive, state-of-the-art digest of Java
skills questions. From the site, developers take online assessments served
from the digest across seven levels and 19 categories. Managers access a rich
set of online skill performance reports, learning path creation/tracking
tools, and the ability to incorporate enterprise content into their Java... (more)
Last month, JavaBlackBelt members reported that their productivity would
increase by 25% if management installed Java Skills Management. The
pressing question from managers: how do we do this?
I've talked with JBB founder John Rizzo and he's developed a 6-step
"installation plan" for Java skills management. Those steps and highlights
are below my salutation.
If you’d like to discuss/start this process, feel free to say so at:
Step 1. Discovery
No-charge JBB consultations on installing Java skills management into the
organization. JBB ex... (more)
JavaBlackBelt just announced its “Coached e‐Learning” for Java
In a developer survey to be released next week, this Coached e‐Learning was
selected as the #1 choice for Java learning compared with classroom training
and self‐paced e‐Learning.
Here’s how it works:
1. In these courses, the coach meets with the student to begin each course,
reviews the course plan and materials, and agrees to a schedule.
2. The student then learns at their own pace from the JavaBlackBelt eLearning
platform ‐‐ online materials and videos, community forums, exercises, and
3. Alon... (more)
Brussels, Belgium, July 16, 2009 - JavaBlackBelt, a global leader in Java
learning and powered by over 50,000 developers in its global community, today
announced immediate availability across the EU, the U.S., and India of its
"Java & OO Fundamentals" and "Java Advanced" Coached eLearning courses.
Coached eLearning combines Java coaching and eLearning to deliver the fastest
and most cost-effective way to gain Java skills. In a recent survey of
members of the JavaBlackBelt community, developers selected Coached eLearning
as the #1 choice for Java learning compared with instructor-l... (more)
Last month, JavaBlackBelt completed a survey where developers said their
teams would be 25% more productive if their management committed to skills
management... which led me to consider:
Which Java technologies do developers think that managers should understand
better in order to make great decisions about skills management?
I'll suggest, as a start:
-- Java SE and EE basics
-- ORM's (Hibernate, ...)
-- Web Frameworks (lStruts 2, ...)
-- IDEs (Eclipse, ...)
-- Source Code Mgmt
-- Testing Methods
Very open to your thoughts, and who might find such a course usef... (more)