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
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:
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.