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Identifying Design Patterns in Resumes

Just got an email from a person who calls himself a Senior Java Developer. Two out of five pages were devoted to  describing his skills. Below is an extract from the Skills section:

Java 2 (J2EE, J2SE) rich operational experience
JDBC 2.0. rich operational experience
EJB considerable operational experience
SQL rich operational experience
JSP rich operational experience
JSTL rich operational experience
Servlets rich operational experience
Struts rich operational experience 
GWT considerable operational experience
Spring framework rich operational experience

The list would go on and on. I didn’t even need to interview this candidate – it’s clear that he can’t be senior.  He already violated the Don’t Repeat Yourself (DRY) design pattern.  I can imagine what his code will look like…


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Yakov Fain is a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay. He wrote a thousand blogs (http://yakovfain.com) and several books about software development. Yakov authored and co-authored such books as "Angular 2 Development with TypeScript", "Java 24-Hour Trainer", and "Enterprise Web Development". His Twitter tag is @yfain

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