Bellevue’s Coding Dojo offers new curriculum to match fast-evolving job market

  • Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:02am
  • Business

Coding Dojo, a premier coding school based in Bellevue, recently announced it is continuing to innovate its curriculum by adding a full-stack course in Java. Java is an extremely common programming language used in Android development and on the back end of companies such as LinkedIn, Google and Amazon. According to a recent Coding Dojo analysis, Java was one of the top two most in-demand programming languages in ten major US cities.

Courses such as Ruby on Rails are being removed from certain Coding Dojo locations where research showed a smaller job demand for those skills. Specifically, for Ruby on Rails, Coding Dojo is removing it from all of its campuses and online curriculum by the end of 2017. These changes will open up new job prospects for Coding Dojo graduates by delivering skills best in tune with the current developer job market.

“At Coding Dojo we’re constantly looking for ways to improve our curriculum,” said Speros Misirlakis, head of curriculum at Coding Dojo. “Java is the most heavily-used programming language in the world and our research shows a strong job demand for Java developers nationwide, yet Java is not commonly available from coding boot camps. We’re proud to break new ground in equipping our students with the best possible skill set for their future careers.”

In addition to Java, Coding Dojo offers six full-stack courses in Python/Django, MEAN, Ruby on Rails, LAMP, iOS/Swift and C#/ASP.NET Core, plus short curriculum material covering React, Amazon Alexa, and other technologies. Coding Dojo has a tradition of innovation and curriculum refinement, adding .NET Core classes in August 2016, launching a corporate training program in May 2016, hosting 30 workshops on Amazon Alexa in 2017 and partnering with local colleges to teach programming classes.

Java is a 22-year-old programming language used heavily in Android and server-side development. It is one of the most-used programming languages in the world, including at companies such as Walmart, Amazon, Starbucks, Google and LinkedIn. Coding Dojo’s course also covers associated technologies like the Spring Framework, an open-source application framework for the Java platform.

Java/Spring will be available as part of Coding Dojo’s 14-week onsite program and 20-week online program beginning on Aug. 15 in Seattle and Washington D.C. It will be available at Coding Dojo’s Tulsa campus in September.

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