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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 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 opportunity. 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)

Java for Managers -- What Should They Know?

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 -- JavaScript -- Ajax Very open to your thoughts, and who might find such a course usef... (more)

eLearning + Coaching = Breakthrough in Java Skills?

JavaBlackBelt just announced its “Coached e‐Learning” for Java developers. 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 exams. 3. Alon... (more)

Java Basics & Advanced Courses Now Available via Coached eLearning

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)

Can You Really Screen Java Skills of Job Candidates in Two Hours?

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)