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manasa teja
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What are the latest buzz words in the corrent market?
EJBs
Struts
???


MT
SJ Adnams
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I think EJB is no longer a buzz word. too many 'pretenders' have it on their CV (alongside RMI).
I'd say the following were good buzzwords:
profitable,
high SLA,
how may people your software made redundant.
oh and certification, the HR dept love certifications.
Manish Hatwalne
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What's SLA?
- Manish
SJ Adnams
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Service level agreement. e.g. site should be available 24hours mon-fri, 22hours saturday. and a target e.g. 99.5%

Then some response times. e.g. site down 15mins, missing content 8 hours, new defect 7days. that kind of thing.
Like I say there are far to many pretenders in the market for 'buzzwords' to do more good than harm to your CV.
Mark Fletcher
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
Service level agreement. e.g. site should be available 24hours mon-fri, 22hours saturday. and a target e.g. 99.5%

Then some response times. e.g. site down 15mins, missing content 8 hours, new defect 7days. that kind of thing.
Like I say there are far to many pretenders in the market for 'buzzwords' to do more good than harm to your CV.

You mean buzzwords like "five nines uptime?"


Mark Fletcher - http://www.markfletcher.org/blog
I had some Java certs, but they're too old now...
SJ Adnams
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No site is 5 nines.
Thats 5mins downtime every year!
Stan James
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Orchestration - buzzword for coordinating a set of external web services to build a new application. Overused so much that I tune out when I see it. Also sounds derivitive to me: Forte had an Enterprise Integration product called Conductor years ago.


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Mark Herschberg
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Originally posted by Simon Lee:
No site is 5 nines.
Thats 5mins downtime every year!

A pacemaker is probably 6 sigma or better. Some systems at NASA, stock exchanges, military installations, medical equipment, etc also have high reliability. It just cost them an arm and a leg.
--Mark
John Coxey
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All:
- Certificates (the Java ones), are incredibly keyed in on by non-technical management and human resources.
- It's like a college degree - something they can use as a concrete measuring stick.
- Where I teach at, we get an extra $0.50/hour for each Java certification we have. Their HR folks even printed up a sheet with our breakdown in hourly salary. Get so much for each degree, so much for teaching experience, so much for work experience, so much for # classes you can teach (they determine which classes you can teach from degrees and certs).
- Where I work at full-time, totally keyed in on the Java Certification, and are pushing me big time to get SCWCD out of the way.
- Just something else management can use for evaluation purposes (both compensation and employment).
John Coxey
(jpcoxey@aol.com)


John Coxey
Evansville, Indiana, USA
Manish Hatwalne
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John,
As always, your post has been quite informative, but do certs stil hold value in the employers eyes, esp the SCJP cert?
If that's the case, I guess I need to put my certs more prominently on my resume.
- Manish
SJ Adnams
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I am almost certain that if anyone sent their CV here without a Java cert you would not get an interview.
Of course it won't mean you'll get an interview if you do have one either!
London's stock market is not '5 nines' it's been down for at least a day in the past few years.
The best advise I can give is DO NOT BULLSHIT
John Coxey
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Manish Hatwalne:
Management wants to see them. I list them under my college degrees.
Personally, I wish there was a really, really good on-line JavaScript class (10-15 weeks long) that I could take.
We are using JavaScript to validate forms (like the kind you fill in for a credit-card), and I have no idea what our JavaScript guy is doing.
Arghhhh!!! So much to learn, so little time to learn it.
John Coxey
Bosun Bello
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John,
You can check out the HTML/Javascript forum here with any questions you may have. A very good book is "JavaScript the Definitive Guide" by David Flanagan.


Bosun (SCJP, SCWCD)
So much trouble in the world -- Bob Marley
John Fontana
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Originally posted by John Coxey:
Manish Hatwalne:
Management wants to see them. I list them under my college degrees.
Personally, I wish there was a really, really good on-line JavaScript class (10-15 weeks long) that I could take.
We are using JavaScript to validate forms (like the kind you fill in for a credit-card), and I have no idea what our JavaScript guy is doing.
Arghhhh!!! So much to learn, so little time to learn it.
John Coxey

I have a fantastic group of javascripts for validating forms...let me know if you want me to email them to you...


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Matt Cao
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Hi John,
Is the self-study approach long gone? Need to have someone certified that we know JavaScript as well?
Thanks Bono,
I am looking for that kind of book too.
Regards,
MCao
Jane Somerfield
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What about EAI, .Net, Websphere, Weblogic?
Manish Hatwalne
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Originally posted by John Coxey:
Personally, I wish there was a really, really good on-line JavaScript class (10-15 weeks long) that I could take.
We are using JavaScript to validate forms (like the kind you fill in for a credit-card), and I have no idea what our JavaScript guy is doing.
Arghhhh!!! So much to learn, so little time to learn it.
John Coxey

comp.lang.javascript is quite active and so is netscape's javascript group (thanks to Martin Honnen!). Also, keep visiting http://javascript.faqts.com/ , the site is *COMPREHENSIVE*. I have listed few more js resources here, see if they are of any help.
- Manish
[ May 01, 2003: Message edited by: Manish Hatwalne ]
SJ Adnams
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Ok EAI is one, but be sure to give examples. I think HR would not know the difference between WebSphere/Logic & anyone technical wouldn't care which one you used before.
 
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
 
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