Friday, February 15, 2008

I'm certified now

I have passed the SCJP Test today.

I am not too proud of this feat. But I had to learn a bit more than I initially expected ... luckily I also learned some useful things on the way.

My main critique of this test is, that it does not respect the modern programming environment enough. A lot of the questions focus on intricate language or syntax details (every second question is something like "Does this compile?"). I just don't think this knowledge is that important anymore today in the area of modern IDEs (background compiling, realtime analysis, error highlighting ...).
Don't get me wrong: I don't claim that tools can make understanding the concepts obsolete, but spotting errors on the language level is just not important any more.

1 comment:

  1. Learning is always good my friend.
    Any certification that helps you learn more is worth it in my books.

    Stay a rookie

    Cheers - JR


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