Continuous learning from the best literature is the best way to grow as a Java developer and craftsman. Learning from other experienced developers is also a good way to learn. And anyone that would like to get all of this will now have a chance to do so. We are just starting up a global reading group fro reading of Refactoring to patterns and we will meet in a phone meeting every or every second Wednesday at 12:00 am GMT from the middle or end of January to discuss what we have read and learn from each other. There are still a chance to join this and the information about how it works and how to raise an interest for this can be found in the Remote learning community.
This is an activity that have been run two times before within the IBM internal Java developers community but this year will we run it with this developerWorks community as our home and open for anyone. There is no requirement on any skills in advance. Some basic knowledge of Java and development is enough. We will be developers with different level of skills and experiences that want to learn from each other. The interest to learn is what unite us. There is neither any requirement to participate in every meeting. Anyone join as often as they can. And there is neither any requirement to say anything. It is okay to just listen on what the others say also.