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Bret Bailey

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Recent posts by Bret Bailey

Currently we have a existing Spring 3 application using Spring MVC with Spring Web Flow 2.3.2.

Is it possible to convert a few pages at a time to React? Keeping some pages with the old Web Flow and others using React? Or is this a crazy idea and it really needs to be a all or nothing?
3 weeks ago
Hi so I know this is not particularly about Java it self, but hope it's ok to still ask this here

But I’m out of college like many are at this time, with some work experience under my belt mainly with C#, but not a lot. And basically I may have a job opportunity, but it’s working with ColdFusion and as I can see, there doesn’t really seem to be that big of a career future with ColdFusion as well as the fact that I’m just not that interested in working with it and in doing web development. On top of the fact that it’s not in a ideal location for me. So what I am thinking, if no other jobs come along soon, is to take the job get 1 to 2 more years of work experience and then try to get a job somewhere else that works with a more used language, like C# or Java. However I fear that most people would want work experience with those particular languages and by taking this job I will just be stuck. So what do you guys think? For most employers is work experience with the particular language they are hiring for important or is just work experience with programming in general ok for when just starting out your career?

Thank you for any help
6 years ago
Hi, so I was wondering would it look good or bad to an employer if I had experience making my own game, for when I am trying to get an entry level non-gameing job? As of right now this will be my last semester in college then I will need to try to get a job and I realized that I really want to focus on Java because I just like programming in it more. But my knowledge is maybe not all that great and truthfully it’s been awhile since I last used Java. I want to really work on getting good with Java and I know for myself I learn better by just coding then reading a book. I was thinking a fun way to really get good at Java would be to pickup one of the books that show you how to make games for the Android, on top of thinking that it would be nice to be able to show something I did myself and have real experience of making a full program. But the thing is I really have no plan of trying to get a job with a gaming company, because I know the hours suck and the jobs are very unstable, but I do like the idea of maybe down the line making small indie games myself on the side.

But I fear that maybe not only would a company not really be impressed by me making a game when I am maybe going for a job at a bank just for an example, but that maybe it would even be viewed negatively, compared to if I made a business application program instead.

So what do you guys think? Would making my own game for the Android be a helpful thing to have on my resume and to show an employer or would it hurt me in the long run? And should I instead try to get better at Java by making a more business type application, maybe still for the Android and maybe just work on making games on my own when I already have a job?

7 years ago