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Title: 10 Things You Need To Know To Get A Java Programmer’s Job

10 Things You Need To Know To Get A Java
Programmers Job In 2020 OCTOBER 22, 2020
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If you have been a Java Coder and are now seeking
a Java Programmers job, excellent Java skills
will not be enough. There are some important
things you must know to be able to successfully
land a Java programmers job. If you have been
associated with the IT industry, you might have
noticed that job prospects for Java programmers
are great. Currently. Many new startups,
freelancers and onsite development companies are
seeking Java developers. Even other sectors are
ready to hire Java developers for their skills
in system administration and application
development. You must have come across at least
one job for Java programmers on a daily basis in
your job hunt.
Its all great, except that it greatly pushes up
competition within the Java developer community.
Its not about jobs anymore, but the best
jobs. Reading through various Java programmers
job descriptions, you might have realized Java
programming experience is one of the few things
these JDs have in common. Requirements tend to
differ. Significantly. Because Java offers a lot
of functionality and your Java skills can be
applied in several different areas. How do you
make the most of your abilities while scouting
the market?
Here are the top 10 things you need to know to
get a Java programmers job in 2020.
Table of Contents
Learn JDK 914 Java 8 was an LTS (Long Term
Support) release, which made it a learning
priority for many Java developers. After gaining
a firm command on Java 8, many of them plan to
move directly to Java 11, another LTS
release. Many Java coders have underestimated
Java 9 and other non-LTS releases despite the
fact that JDK 9 has many new features
like Jigsaw Modules Process API Reactive
Streams HTTP2 Client and Jshell It also
bought some API improvements like collection
factory methods.
The same way, JDK 10 introduced var, featuring
dynamic typing and some GC improvements. Learning
JDKs from Java 9 and other non-LTS releases is
very important. Not only does it expand your
Java knowledge, it can also give you an edge over
other developers who usually jump from Java 8 to
Java 11. Thats how youll ultimately increase
your chance of getting a Java programmers job.
Sharpen Your Testing Skills
Development is usually the main priority of every
Java developer. Most Java developers leave
testing for Test Engineers or the Quality
Assurance team. In this dynamic industry, the
rules are changing. Now Java coders are expected
to be able to test their own codes themselves. At
least up to a point. Onsite development
companies actively seek testing skills during
There are a lot of new frameworks and tools
available for Java programmers to conduct unit
tests and integration tests on their
applications. The better-known tools
are Mockito and PowerMock for mocking Cucumber
for automated integration tests and the JUnit 5
Library for unit testing Proficiency with these
skills greatly adds to the prospects for Java
programmers. Upgrading your testing skill can
make you eligible for a job for Java programmers
where testing skills have been specified in the
job description.
Use Of Git And GitHub
Git and GitHub have been dependable tools for
programmers for quite some time. These are
distributed version-control systems used for
tracking changes in the source code of the
software during its development phase. They are
mainly used to maintain coordination among
programmers, and for tracking the versions for
errors management. Most new Java coders do not
have much experience with Git or GitHub. Either
they do not know how to use it or as they are
usually working on a project by themselves, they
do not need to coordinate with anyone. Error
handling can also be done without Git or GitHub.
GitHub is mainly used among new programmers to
download projects. It can be then easily run from
Eclipse or any other IDE. See Also Migration
To Git and Github Since most of the onsite
development companies are migrating their
projects from SVN or CVS to Git in 2020, it has
become necessary for every Java developer to
learn Git/GitHub to be able to get a Java
programmers job.
Android Development
If you are seeking a Java programmers job and
you do not know how to develop an Android
Application in 2020, you are definitely lagging
behind! Android is currently the most popular
platform, and is widely used to write mobile
applications. The Java market has expanded
noticeably with the popularity of Android which
has grown job prospects for Java programmers in
the past few years. Although there are some
serious competitors in the market, Java is still
standing strong in the market, thanks to its rich
community and tools. Having basic knowledge about
Android Development is a must as mobile
application development is extremely common in
onsite development companies. Even if you do not
want to pursue mobile application development,
basic to intermediate knowhow is crucial for
landing a Java programmers job. IT recruiters
would naturally lean towards a candidate with
knowledge and experience in more areas of Java
DevOps Knowledge
Since 2019, many companies have been focusing on
DevOps. They have been adopting continuous
integration and deployment to facilitate
next-generation performance and agility.
As the name suggests, DevOps is a set of
practices and principles that combine software
development and software operations rules to
build, test and release applications relatively
faster and with more efficiency. From a Java
developers perspective, DevOps is an expansive
field. It requires a lot of tools and principles
to learn. It can be very new and overwhelming for
many developers especially new ones. Getting to
know DevOps does not mean to dive headfirst into
it. A Java programmers job usually does not
require expert DevOps skills, but with its rising
trend you can at least familiarize yourself with
its principles. DevOps is quite helpful for a
Java Programmer in terms of saving time and
resources in the development process of a Java
Application. This also helps in fulfilling the
requirements and delivering the Java application
faster to end users. A certain knowledge about
DevOps will be appreciated when you apply for a
job for Java programmers. It also opens up an
option for Java developers to pursue DevOps in
the future. If you are an experienced Java
programmer and have a passion for managing the
environment, automation and improving the
overall structure of an application, this is the
way to go!
Spring Framework 5
The Spring Framework is one of the most popular
frameworks among Java coders. It has been widely
used for creating high performing, easily
testable and reusable Java code. Spring 5 was
released some time ago. It was the first major
release, taking place nearly four years after
Spring Framework 4.0. It offers some new features
like Reactive Programming Model on Spring 5
Adoption of recent Java features and Some unit
testing improvements as well. Spring 4
supported Java 6, 7 and 8, to maintain backward
compatibility. But Spring Framework 4 didnt
adopt many new features which Java 8 offered,
like Lambda programming. Spring 5 has baseline
Version 8. So it offers many new features of Java
8 and 9 as well. In many cases, IT recruiters
specify the required Spring Framework in the job
description while posting a Java programmers
job. As the latest version, Spring Framework 5
supports all the features of Java 8 as well as
further JDKs, increasing your knowledge. (And
your chances of getting a job for Java
RESTful Web Service
Other than application development, top software
engineers working with Java have also made it
one of the best languages for writing REST
APIs.You can easily implement secure and
scalable RESTful Web Service in Java using the
Spring Framework. The combination of Java
development and REST API writing skills is quite
rare. Hiring managers are hard pressed to find
developers who have both. Although both skills
are highly desirable within the Java community,
this combination has not been prioritized much
among Java developers themselves. Java coders
tend to go with either one, and then master just
that one skill. Although both skills are part of
the Java community, they are very different. You
wont see any Java programmers job ad asking
for both skills. But onsite development companies
would see this combination as an asset. A Java
developer, having this combined skillset can
surely be a promising candidate for a job for
Java programmers. See Also Developing REST/API
What Do Most Developers Get Wrong?
Microservices are an extension of RESTful web
services in Java. These break up the source code
into small, distributed, and independent services
for improved management of software.
Microservices architecture has come more into
the limelight lately because it has proven to be
ideal architecture for the cloud It offers easy
scaling with on-demand resources. However, it
does require proper design and a significant
degree of preparation. The Spring Framework is an
ideal option for working on microservices. It
provides common features, specific for business
logics and also obscures the details required for
cloud-based development. This makes it easier to
understand, especially if you do not have much
experience with cloud development.
Containerization Using Docker And Kubernetes
You have probably heard about containerization
using Docker and Kubernetes and the impact it
has had on DevOps teams. The first thought that
probably comes in every Java developers mind
is, Ah! another new technology to learn! But
containerization is not just another technology.
It is a truly revolutionizing concept that can
transform the whole Java community. Containerizati
on is a way of packaging software. What makes it
unique is that all of your applications code,
libraries, and dependencies are packed together
in the container as an immutable artifact and
you can easily run it like running a virtual
machine. (But without the exercise of starting a
whole new operating system). Docker helps you
create and deploy software within containers.
Kubernetes on the other hand, is a container
orchestration platform, allowing large numbers of
containers to work in parallel, thereby reducing
operational burden on the systems. Nowadays,
almost every development team uses Docker and
Kubernetes. If you are looking for a Java
programmers job today, you will most likely come
across Docker at some point. Its better to
learn about it now.
Cloud (AWS)
Together with containers, cloud technology is
another area every Java developer must master in
2020. Companies (irrespective of industry and
domain) are now shifting their data to the
cloud. It offers advantages over on-premise
storage, such as the edge cloud has in
cost-, time- and resource-saving and also better
scalability. A range of cloud platforms like
Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Service (AWS) or
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provide several
options to choose from. What is the lesson we
infer? A recent job for Java programmers will
most probably require cloud experience from the
candidates. Once onboarded, they will expect you
to work with cloud-native applications sooner or
later. A Java developer does not need to learn
everything about all platforms. This would take
up too much time, of course. But mastering any
one of the cloud technologies is a realistic
option. And a good career choice. AWS is a good
starting point. It gets good press and is a
relatively better option than other platforms as
it is the most popular and most mature cloud
platform currently in the market.
Unsurprisingly, Java programmers job
descriptions are increasingly beginning to
reflect a need for AWS knowledge.
Final Thoughts
Despite being so different, all these tools come
under the umbrella of Java technology. Due
to Increasing competition The rising trend of
Java and the Unpredictability of upcoming
technologies Hiring managers have come to
expect more from developers. Youre expected to
have a certain degree of knowledge about all
these tools if you want to get a Java
programmers job. The Java community has
wholeheartedly embraced many of these, creating
new opportunities and job prospects for Java
programmers. All the best in your career!
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AUT HOR Shaharyar Lalani Shaharyar Lalani is a
developer with a strong interest in business
analysis, project management, and UX design. He
writes and teaches extensively on themes current
in the world of web and app development,
especially in Java technology. ?
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