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Checklist for a new Java contract / project / employee

This is a checklist that allow an easy onboarding in a new Java project for the employee and team leader. It can be useful during interviews to understand in which environment the client is working.

IDE - choice

  • Eclipse - Intellij - Netbeans
  • Free choice?

IDE - configuration

  • Is it possible to use custom plugins?
  • Is it possible to use custom configuration?
  • Are there existing profiles to be imported?

Java SE version

  • Which version?

Java enterprise framework

  • Spring - JavaEE - Other

JavaEE - injection preference

  • CDI - EJB
  • No preferences (mixing allowed)

JavaEE - application server

  • JBoss - Weblogic - Websphere - TomEE - Other

Java EE - packaging

  • WAR - EAR

Java Enterprise - Web Services

  • JAX-WS - JAX-RS

Project - libraries

  • Is it possible to add external libraries? Limitations?

Server operating system

  • Linux - Windows

Build

  • Maven - Ant - Gradle

CI

  • Jenkins - Hudson

Source versioning

  • Git - CVS - SVN

Code control tools

  • FindBug
  • Checkstyle
  • Code naming conventions
  • Review Code Tools

Tests - Behavior Driven Development

  • Cucumber - FitNesse

Tests - Unit Tests

  • JUnit - TestNG
  • % coverage

Tests - JavaEE

  • Arquillian
  • How the container is launched?
  • Which tools are used (ex. SOAPUI for WS)

Test - Database

  • How the database data is tested? Mock, Memory DB, DB instance?

Bugs

  • JIRA - Other

Performance Tuning

  • VisualVM - JProfiler - Yourkit

Documentation

  • Where to find the documentation?
  • Format (UML, etc.) ?
  • JavaDoc is generated? We have to document class/method created?

Database - Brand

  • Oracle - SQLServer - MySql - Other

Database - Installation

  • Remote access, login instruction
  • Local install. Is it possible to have a local instance?

Database - Client

  • Which tool is used? Free choice?

Project Management

  • Scrum - RUP - Other

Scrum

  • Time and place for the meetings
  • Duration of the sprints
  • Who is the Scrum Master?

Other questions

  • Can I install free/licenced software on my workstation?
  • Do I have a remote access to the e-mail and environment?
  • Which other tools are used?
  • Policies for the use of the hardware / software
  • Login for the DB / AS / etc. are set? Who should I contact?