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    I'm seeking a junior Java, developer job.

    So far these are the projects I have completed, which the first 6 are in Java:

    1) Tennis game
    2) Space shooter game (5 classes)
    3) 2x REST API
    4) Car (200 lines of code)
    5) Person (200 lines of code)
    6) inventory management (3 classes)
    7) PHP stuff
    8) Website
    9) JavaScript projects (3 projects)

    Will these projects as well as being proficient in JavaScript, PHP, JQuery,
    NodeJS allow me to get my foot through in the door for interviews?

    Thanks in advance
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    Yes, they will get you an interview - no problem.

    Without trying to sound insulting, is this your code - or code copied/pasted from elsewhere or written up directly from textbooks? An interviewer will likely ask you to sit a competency test to prove that the code you have claimed as your own was infact written by you. You would be surprised how many will clone a random github repo and claim it as their own under their own github user. If all this code is written by you and was developed by you, or in large part, you'll be fine and will most probably fly the interview.
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    (Original post by Java7)
    I'm seeking a junior Java, developer job.

    So far these are the projects I have completed, which the first 6 are in Java:

    1) Tennis game
    2) Space shooter game (5 classes)
    3) 2x REST API
    4) Car (200 lines of good)
    5) Person (200 lines of code)
    6) inventory management (3 classes)
    7) PHP stuff
    8) Website
    9) JavaScript projects (3 projects)

    Will these projects as well as being proficient in JavaScript, PHP, JQuery,
    NodeJS allow me to get my foot through in the door for interviews?

    Thanks in advance
    I'm not an expert, but 4 and 5 don't really sound like projects, more examples of how to do OOP. Do they actually have a purpose? I probably wouldn't bother mentioning them on your application. The games sound good.
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    Thank for the replies and advice.

    These projects are done by myself. Good to know these projects will get an interview and I'll exclude 4 and 5.

    I always thought to make a portfolio more attractive, develop more apps, video games.
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    (Original post by sweeneyrod)
    I'm not an expert, but 4 and 5 don't really sound like projects, more examples of how to do OOP. Do they actually have a purpose? I probably wouldn't bother mentioning them on your application. The games sound good.
    Well spotted, yeah they do sound like typical Class-type examples for OOP. Probably not the sort of thing you can say is a working application, but good examples to keep in your back pocket if asked to explain an OOP construct like classes.
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    Yes, just make sure it's version controlled, on GitHub, portfolio website etc. and on your LinkedIn for networking. Your CV will be vital in terms of how it's presented and you'll need to include the links. A lot of companies to ask or will be interested in your code samples and approaches. You'll have plenty to discuss at interviews and with recruitment agencies.

    Do NOT exclude anything, whomever said to do that doesn't have enough knowledge or experience of the industry. Include all that you've done - you have a varied set of experience which is an excellent point of discussion that will prove invaluable.
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    All you need is 5-6 solid projects to be honest in that programming language.

    If you're looking to get into Java, developing a few of android apps will help.
 
 
 
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