Techno Dabbler

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September 2010

Junior Developer of Infinite Knowledge and Power

by Alexandre Denault, on Jobs, Market, Web Development

I’ve posted about this before, but it always gets to me. As a grad students, I see a lot of job postings. After a while, you see a couple of these postings looking for a student with the following skillset:


  • Experience developing in Java or C++
  • Thorough knowledge of JavaScript, AJAX, AJAX Frameworks, and DOM technologies
  • HTML and CSS
  • MS SQL Server, ORACLE, or related RDBMS
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • High-degree of creativity and strong analytical mindset
  • Pursuing BS or MS degree in computer science, engineering or similar technical field


  • PHP/Zend Framework, JSP,
  • XML/XSLT experience
  • Experience creating web services
  • Linux/Unix environment proficiency
  • UML knowledge
  • Experience with Java frameworks, including Struts, Spring, and Hibernate

I can do these things, but I also have about 5 years of work experience in addition to my degree. Hey, half of this stuff isn’t even taught at school. I which them best of luck finding their magical bachelor student :-)

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