I recieved this mail from a well known testing service...
Now if I pick the ones I like I'm going to score better than I'm scoring. What I know is not working real well in the job winning campaign. ( I been reading Harold's Java Network Programming here of late. I am fascinated with it but it's dated and I do not know how much of it I will ever use. But the next time somebody asks me if I would mind taking their little javatest: URL, InetAddress, Socket, ServerSocket, DatagramPacket, and DatagramSocket questions are going to be RPG'd ) So I am trying to pick the ones that seem to be what a professional developer should know. I am thinking XSL would be more valuable than URLConnection and I wonder why I am spending my time on URLConnection. My thought on #3 is GUI is Swing and non-GUI is web. Here's my picks any dissent? 2 Java2 3 J2EE Architecture 4 Java 2 - Non-GUI 5 XSL 6 SQL (ANSI)
Doctor Required Biochemistry Medicine Calculus Written English Listening Skills Elective 1 (choose 1) Neurology Hemotology Elective #2 (Choose 1) Optics Bone Structure GI Toxicology Elective #3 (Choose 1) Beginning Surgery Anestesiology Elective #4 (choose 1) Advanced Surgery Radiology Psychology
Which of the following do you want your doctor to have? Obviously there's no single answer. Doctors specialize. So do software engineers. I don't expect a strong GUI developer to be completely intimate with every detail of J2EE architecture, or visa-versa. Tell them one-size does not fit all. --Mark
Joined: Feb 22, 2002
Some how MIT and IIT have to come up with a curricula for a BSCS grad. In the beginning the number of electives is limited but as time goes on, and the market responds, the offerings get fleshed out. Now I'm not seeing this like doctors because cheap H1-Bs don't get treated quite that well. This is more like pickup trucks or SUVs. So I am assuming you can't have just exactly the options you want because it's too complicated to build your unique vehicles. So what they want to know is what do you want in the XL versus the XLT package. XL is just the required tests. They are hoping to have good sales on an XLT package before they introduce the MS Series.
Joined: Dec 04, 2000
Originally posted by Rufus BugleWeed: Some how MIT and IIT have to come up with a curricula for a BSCS grad. In the beginning the number of electives is limited but as time goes on, and the market responds, the offerings get fleshed out.
I don't know ITT, but at MIT the requirements haven't changed in years. MIT does not respond to the latest market trends; they focus on fundamental principles. Not only won't you find a class on EJBs, you won't even find a class on Java. MIT does not teach classes on languages (not in the EE/CS dept, anyway). --Mark