Most people building systems run into the following problems again and again:
- How to capture Business rules , in a way that both the Business users and the computer can understand.
- How to capture the flow of actions in a system, in a way that both Business users and the computer can understand. This flow is across multiple users, and may extend over days or weeks.
- How to deliver a system to the user (e.g. Via the Web), but to give the user a rich interface , similar to what they are used to on the desktop.
- How to maintain and enhance older systems , now that Java has been mainstream for more than years.
- How to take advantage of the new Features afforded by Java 5 and EJB 3, and what business problems to the solve.
- How to build components for reuse in all environments (Web , Enterprise, Command Line and Desktop).
- How to map information in a Java System to and from a Database (Persistent Storage or Legacy System).
- How to deliver value to the business at every point in the project.
- How to use the many resources and solutions already available in the Java community.
It’s to address problems like these , that I’ve been asked to put together a Advanced Java training. It’s early days yet, but I’d like to get your input as to what you’d like to see on such a course.
Full details of the Advanced Java course are available on the knowledgebase / Wiki. Leave your comments here.
Update: I posted a similar question on the (technical) O’Reilly Books Java blog. If you’re interested in seeing the responses , click here.