Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Helping a friend.

Yesterday a good friend of mine told me that he was interested in becoming a SCJA(Sun Certified Java Associate), i told him that it was a great idea that will help him to get a great introductory course to all of the java technologies and maybe a good start point for further studies in the world of java. That was the way i started my java certification career almost 3 years ago, and was really happy to do it with the SCJA course, because ut gave me a very solid basis.
I told my friend i would post the guide that i wrote by my self and that helped me to become a SCJA back then.
I hope it is useful to whoever reads it. I used lots of information that i found all over the internet, and i think, it is very complete.

Here is the link(i dont know when will it expire, but if so, just comment and i will post it again):

Saturday, January 15, 2011

As novice web programmer: Why i prefer JEE 6 instead of frameworks?

Is not that i think that frameworks are not good, but let me tell you about my experience with a couple of popular frameworks:
Ive been ussing Apache Tapestry and Hibernate together, for almost 2 years and this are the 3 main reasons why i decided to switch to jee6:
  1. About tapestry i think that is a way more difficult than JSF and i think you have less information about troubleshooting and configurations on blogs, forums... 
  2. Regarding to Hibernate we know that it was the first ORM framework, but now JEE 6 came out with JPA 2.0 which enhances lots of the features and it is already included in the development kit, so it is more comfortable to work with.
  3. Finally im tired of ussing different frameworks for doing different things. In jee6 i see a great all in one tool with all the stuff i need.

I think that with JEE6 they finnally hit the spot. If you want to start enterprise programming in java JEE 6 has just all you need.


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