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Hello. I am curious how to monitor a socket connection? Meaning,
Lets say I have successfully made a connection, and for the period of my application, I need to monitor that connection. If the connection is lost, I have a list of conditionals to execute and same if the socket is remained open. So, I guess this is both a Threading and Socket Question, but I am totally lost on how to go about doing this. I would greatly appreciate any help possible.

Eric:

depends, how experienced are you? how many years have you been
developing? If youre a senior, then you could go solo basically and make much more; if youre a junior level, then its fine.
Be aware of the experience you are getting and be even more aware of the market at the same time and learn on your own as well!!
19 years ago
This is to all NON-H1B Java job seekers: For you to succeed in your job search develop new and clever networking techniques, by which you may have access to positions. Much of this is presently underground, but many recruiters and a growing number of businesses are turning to non-sponsorship, so have no fear.
For beginners(entry level/junior: college grads), there are several websites through which you will find great assistance.
But most important, gain the skills, become Certfied!!! Develop
portfolios.
For somewhat experienced developers: The one area you will have a clear advantage is to pursue a MBA following your BA/BS and a few years in the industry. Many mid-upper level managers are seeking individuals and encourage citizens to pursue this avenue.
I know many friends who did just this and now are safely the managers of the same HI-B people they were in competition with
a few years back )
Remember your assets: you are a citizen, you possess far better communication skills, and have the homegrown savvy. Use all this to your advantage!!

So: 1) Network
2) Learn!
3) Become certified!!
4) Take advantage of companies that do NOT provide
sponsorship: many co.'s offer excellent training
programs.
5) Pursue additional goals: MBA! management; don't remain
simply a developer for life; otherwise have a short and
long term plan

19 years ago
Anyone here want to comment on the future value of the SCJP exam?
Seeing there is a hoard of individuals preparing to become certified, what and how will the industry react? I know 1-2 years ago, the notion of being certified was somewhat prestigious and showed you were a member or a small exclusive class. But now we have people treating as if it their ticket for food. I wonder if either the exams became more difficult in the future or some restrictions were placed or worst, employers eventually minimizing the value of being certified.
I'm employed as a developer at a major New York City financial firm, and management here are slowly beginning to voice their opinions that they are seeking much more than simply a certification. Many here place are beginning to place great worth on good communication skills, leadership, team-play, and other non-technical attributes. Technically, they are starting to look for people who have some grasp of the US economy, finance, and are business savvy as opposed to someone who is simply a techie.
Any comments?

This is to all NON-H1B Java job seekers: For you to succeed in your job search develop new and clever networking techniques, by which you may have access to positions. Much of this is presently underground, but many recruiters and a growing number of businesses are turning to non-sponsorship, so have no fear.
For beginners(entry level/junior: college grads), there are several websites through which you will find great assistance.
But most important, gain the skills, become Certfied!!! Develop
portfolios.
For somewhat experienced developers: The one area you will have a clear advantage is to pursue a MBA following your BA/BS and a few years in the industry. Many mid-upper level managers are seeking individuals and encourage citizens to pursue this avenue.
I know many friends who did just this and now are safely the managers of the same HI-B people they were in competition with
a few years back )
Remember your assets: you are a citizen, you possess far better communication skills, and have the homegrown savvy. Use all this to your advantage!!
19 years ago

For the SCJP exam; be very mindful of where you are and
aren't allowed to position the array brackets!!