Within a month of been introduced to Silverlight, I already have two business applications in development and making good progress. According to Microsoft, the best way to get Windows Phone 7 to communicate with a remote database is using WCF Services. As I have learnt quite a few lessons along the way, I will be sharing these lessons on this blog as and when I find the time. To learn more about Silverlight from Microsoft visit the The Official Microsoft Silverlight Site.
Between October 2010 and February 2011, I took the time to study the Java job postings as I was unemployed and actively seeking work. I am a Sun Certified Java Programmer for the Java Platform 1.4. So it was interesting seeing the kinds of things companies were asking for from potential candidates. This post is the results of my findings. If you are looking for a new position as a Java programmer/software developer, or considering Java software development as a potential career, then hopefully you will find this information useful.
The main frameworks that employers were seeking were Tapestry, JSF, Wicket, GWT, Spring MVC, Struts, Rife, and Java CAPS.
Also, some of the top companies to work for will not employ people unless they have a University 2:1 Degree in computer science, science, or mathematics.
I have spent my Saturday evening putting together an Amazon.co.uk powered electronic shopping store. The main shopping categories are Baby, Beauty, Books, Car & Motorbike, Classical Music, Clothing, Computers, Computer & Video Games, DIY & Tools, DVD, Electronics, Home & Garden, Health & Beauty, Jewelry, Kitchen & Housewares, Lighting, MP3 Downloads, Music, Musical Instruments, Office Products, Shoes & Accessories, Sports & Leisure, Software, Toys & Games, Watches, and Pet Supplies.
You can view my store by clicking here.