(See also post on theory^how-to explaining threading and eclipse.)
Here’s a list of sexy technical skills hiring managers look for, but when you spend a few months in it you realize there’s no real *accumulation* or depth in it. 1 month’s systematic learning is enough then you need to “meet and greet” the creatures in it. That’s how you become productive with each tool.
– spring, hibernate
– perl, python because most places don’t use advanced features
– web service
? threading requires some theoretical and analytical skill.
? jvm tuning may require accumulation but needed in only low-latency systems
+ DB tuning requires accumulation
+ c++ requires accumulation
+ swing, wpf
+ unix has depth but no job requires it
+ reflection, but no job spec mention it
+ eclipse has, but few job specs mention that