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01: 30+ Java architect interview questions & answers – Part 1

One of the very frequently asked open-ended interview questions for anyone experienced is: Can you describe the high-level architecture of a recent application you had worked on? You can be asked:

1) to draw an architectural diagram on a white board and
2) to provide a brief description of the architecture, and
3) to elaborate on decisions, technologies & frameworks used, alternatives considered, pros, cons, challenges, risks, etc ….… Read more ...

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02: 30+ Java architect interview questions & answers – Part 2

This extends Q01: 7+ Java Architectural Patterns Interview Q&As – Part 1. Q2. How does a Java EE application integrate with other systems? A2. Using various protocols like HTTP(S), WebSocket, SOAP, AMQP, RMI, SFTP, TCP, SSH, FIX, proprietary protocols, etc: Note: OSI (i.e.… Read more ...



03: 30+ Java architect interview questions & answers – Part 3

Continuation of Java architecture interview Q&As – part 1 & 7+ Java architectural patterns interview Q&As – Part 2. Q3. Can you discuss some of the high level architectures you are experienced with? A3. Be prepared for a white board session on architectures, especially the bird’s eye view of the…

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03: How would you go about designing an online shopping cart?

This question is a very popular white board session question for both Java architects and experienced JEE Developers. You need to draw on your experience to tackle this question as there are no right or wrong answers. These high level diagrams and summary will help you refresh your memory.… Read more ...



04: How to go about designing a medium size JEE app?

A very popular open-ended question to judge your Java/JEE experience. Q. How would you go about designing a medium sized JEE application? A. Don’t start with 3-tier architecture, logical layers, Spring/Hibernate framework etc. The phases of designing any systems are: Requirements Gathering => Baseline Architecture => Design Alternatives & impact…

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