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Developers in the 50K member JavaBlackBelt community made their opinions
known in a just-released survey on Java skills management – it’s quite
revealing. Most noteworthy, developers estimated that their Java teams would
be 25% more productive if their management committed to skills management.
It's reasonable to say that represents a sizable/practical/immediate
Details of the full findings:
-- Over 75% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that Java skills
assessment is important to the success of their projects.
-- As to why skills assessment was important, the top answer was productivity
– labeled an important benefit by 85% of respondents, followed by targeted
training with 80% of respondents, hiring the right talent with 70%, career
development and proper staffing ... (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)
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)
JavaBlackBelt, a provider of Java learning and powered by over 50,000
developers in its global community, today announced the worldwide
availability of SkillScan, its cutting-edge, automated tool to assess the
Java skills of job candidates.
SkillScan is used by recruiters and hiring managers to screen Java candidates
and staff teams with the right combination of skills. In less than two hours,
SkillScan provides a comprehensive and conclusive report of candidate skills
in Java programming, sub-topics in Java, and related technologies.
SkillScan speeds and improves the recruiting ... (more)