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Blog Archive for larryjava during May 2012

In the beginning, our development team had no Java experience at all. Most of us were mainframe developers with a decade or so of IT experience. We realized that not only did we need Java training, but we needed training on object-oriented concepts as well. It seemed like a very challenging goal to achieve. One of the reasons we chose our particular Java software tools vendor is because their...
When we starting planning how we were going to use Java technology at Amway (10 years ago); we realized we had many decisions to make about standards to adopt, practices to learn, architectures to use, patterns to follow, etc. Fortunately for us, there were many sources of information to help us figure all of this out. Unfortunately for us, there were many sources of information to help us figure...
10 years ago, when we were decided to use Java technology to create a new application, for use at Amway Corp; we thought it was sufficient to say, "We are using Java!". We were wrong... We quickly realized that there was Java 2 Standard Edition and there was Java 2 Enterprise Edition. Since we were architecting our application to run in an application server-based environment, we concluded that...
Hello all. My name is Larry Fernandez and I am a Principal Software Developer in IT. I work for Amway Corp in Grand Rapids, Michigan. March 2012 was my company's 10-year anniversary using Java. We have over 1 million lines of J2EE code in production, with more on the way. I have been here since our "Java" beginnings and I have played many roles (developer, architect, project manager, etc.). We...