Java for Netflix

Salesforce Ohanaman
Aug 23, 2018 11 Comments

I've been dabbling with Java for about a year now and I want to improve in the next year to be able to work at high scale B2C shops like Netflix, Airbnb etc.

How do I improve my skills efficiently. I've combed through the usual manuals like Effective Java but what I'm lacking is more idiomatic learning.

I know most of the learning happens over time as I work on more and more code bases but nevertheless I want to be proactive about improving.

Any suggestions, Blinders? Especially those from Netflix.

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  • Google
    Kt4f56

    Google

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    Microsoft
    Kt4f56more
    You don't need to know Java to get hired. If you're awesome, you'll get in and then learn as you go
    Aug 23, 2018 0
  • Netflix / Eng
    MoneyHeist

    Netflix Eng

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    MoneyHeistmore
    Pick a fun side project and build it using Java. Focus on the principles and not just the language. For example, build a simple chat app and focus on multi-threaded execution. Or build a task app and learn about syncing.
    Aug 24, 2018 2
    • Salesforce Ohanaman
      OP
      Thanks MoneyHeist. Would you be willing to answer questions on DM?
      Aug 27, 2018
    • Netflix / Eng
      MoneyHeist

      Netflix Eng

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      MoneyHeistmore
      You bet
      Aug 27, 2018
  • CrowdStrike WWzj13
    Read through java.util.concurrent and look at the Netflix open source projects
    Aug 23, 2018 0
  • Uber vor
    Nobody hires these days for any specific language. You are expected to pick up one suitable for doing your job in a couple of weeks.
    Aug 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft / Eng Troskador
    Read effective Java again
    Aug 23, 2018 0
  • Visa / Eng Lauduchand
    What programming Language do you use at work?
    Aug 23, 2018 2
    • Box boxed
      😂 for your handle
      Aug 23, 2018
    • Salesforce Ohanaman
      OP
      I use Java but I only started working on it at my current role.
      Aug 23, 2018
  • Microsoft 🥜ela2
    Leetcode. That’s all you need buddy
    Aug 23, 2018 0