Java is a general-purpose,
object-oriented programming language that uses classes. Sun Microsystems first
released Java to the public in 1995; the source has been publicly available
since 2006. Java is designed to be as platform-independent as possible,
allowing developers to write a program once and run it on any platform.
Java at Work
Job boards that
specialize in software developers provide one of the best indications of the
skills that are most attractive to development shops. A review of Dice.com in
July 2014 showed that the skills of greatest interest included various flavors
of Java and C, with a total of 17,393 job postings. The next four most popular
Python placed eighth, with 5,142 postings.
IT placement specialists
from large companies report that they are still hiring programmers to write
Java applications; educational data and job listings also show that Java is
still popular with large companies. In our 2014 Developer Survey Report, we learned that Java is still
the leading programming language, with 49% of developers surveyed wanting
training on Java in the next three to 15 months.
Job markets in the United
States routinely have a high demand for Java programmers, especially those who
also have .NET experience. Many recruiters report that they are unable to keep
up with the demand for Java developers, whether their specialty is business,
mobile or web applications. However, web applications are typically the driving
force behind this demand. The primary reason for this trend is the increasing
need for businesses to have a web presence, regardless of their size.
IEEE Spectrum is a
highly-regarded professional magazine that tracks the use of programming
languages. It employs a variety of metrics such as Dice.job listings, posts on
Stack Overflow, GetHub posts and requests on Google Trends. IEEE developed an
interactive application based on these metrics to determine relative popularity
of programming languages. Its top 10 list in July 2014 ranked Java at the top
Our Java Courses
With 50 courses in our
catalog – the most Java offerings of any training company – and complimentary
course customization, we can equip your developers with whatever Java skills
they need to be successful.
Introduction to Java provides a foundation on the Java
platform and the basic skills needed to develop a stand-alone application Java.
The students should already have a background in at least one other
object-oriented language such as C++, C# or SmallTalk. This course also covers
file parsing with Java.io and regular expressions.
Effective Java Programming continues the student’s education
in Java with discussions and workshops on the best practices in Java
development. This course also covers coding and documentation standards in the
Java Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). Additional topics covered in
Effective Java Programming include the tools and practices used in Software
Control Management (SCM).
We can help your team
build its Java expertise. Contact our consultants today, at (877) 629-5631
or via email, to explore
how to best incorporate Java courses into your 2015 learning plan.