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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. Along the way, the coach checks intermediate goals, answers questions, helps overcome obstacles, and oversees progress. 4. The course is completed when the student passes the final exam, which, depending on the student’s schedule and pace of learning, follows one to two weeks of coursework. The ... (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)

So...Exactly How Can We Increase Java Productivity by 25%?

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: globalforcedirect.com/discovery-sessions/. Step 1. Discovery No-charge JBB consultations on installing Java skills management into the organization.  JBB ex... (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)

JavaBlackBelt and 50,000 Members Bring 2.0 Skills Management for Java to US and India Enterprises

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE 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 skil... (more)