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Overwhelmed by the buzz words

Rahul Sudip Bose
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There are so many words like struts, hibernate , spring , olap , soap , jasper , log4j blah blah blah... I am drowning in this sea of words. This article helped a little , but i still have doubts. Should i wait and these things will come gradually ?
Is there any article that tells me how these things are connected and what they do ?
I am looking for a chart where they give a brief plain english intro of all such words, their role/need and when they are to be learned ?




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Jesper de Jong
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Don't expect that someday you will know in detail what all those things are (plus the hundreds of other frameworks, libraries etc. that are out there). Even people with more than 10 years Java experience don't know all of these things in detail - there is simply too much to know, and if you'd study all of those things it would take you so much time that by the time you're finished, everything has changed again and you'd have a whole list of new frameworks and libraries to learn...

It's good to have a general idea of what all those things are and what they are useful for, but you don't need to know everything in detail.


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Rahul Sudip Bose
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Jesper de Jong wrote:
It's good to have a general idea of what all those things are and what they are useful for, but you don't need to know everything in detail.


I am looking for an article or book which does just that. Something like this - giving a brief idea of each body part and its basic role and how it is related to the other parts.
Mark Spritzler
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Rahul Sudip Bose wrote:
Jesper de Jong wrote:
It's good to have a general idea of what all those things are and what they are useful for, but you don't need to know everything in detail.


I am looking for an article or book which does just that. Something like this - giving a brief idea of each body part and its basic role and how it is related to the other parts.


No such thing.

Yes, as time goes by you learn what different names mean. It actually isn't that hard, and is even very common in the real world. How many different breakfast cereals are out there, and how many of them do you know. I bet quite a few.

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Look up each term in Wikipedia.


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Pat Farrell
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Buzzwords are how people in the know can easily identify outsiders. Every field has its own buzzwords. Look at the jargon that medical folks use.

Any sentence that has more than three buzzwords is meaningless. Any paragraph with more than five buzzwords is a deliberate attempt at obfuscation.
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Pat Farrell wrote:Buzzwords are how people in the know can easily identify outsiders. Every field has its own buzzwords. Look at the jargon that medical folks use.

Any sentence that has more than three buzzwords is meaningless. Any paragraph with more than five buzzwords is a deliberate attempt at obfuscation.


Using a modified lexer based on a StaX parser, I built an AST on a SOA based Jax-RS web service (compliant with WS-1) to decipher the meaning of your sentence with natural language expressions and logged the output to sl4j.

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Deepak Bala wrote:Using a modified lexer based on a StaX parser, I built an AST on a SOA based Jax-RS web service (compliant with WS-1) to decipher the meaning of your sentence with natural language expressions and logged the output to sl4j.

Do I get the job ?


But it's not web scale


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Shanky Sohar
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First have a general idea and then try to implement....

No need to learn all the things


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Bert Bates
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I like finding good surveys. Typically a good survey focuses on one aspect of technology. Here's an example of a survey-like article aimed at being a primer for the world of "big data".

http://assets.en.oreilly.com/1/event/55/strata2011_what-is-data-science_pdf.pdf


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Greg Charles
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I sometimes wonder if software developers (collectively) would need to be so intelligent if we (collectively) were better at documenting the new frameworks we dream up. Unfortunately, it's rare to find people with both strong technical skills and strong communication skills. You've already seen a couple posting to this thread though.
Naren Chivukula
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Open each individual site and see brief introduction to the framework.


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