Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Lot of Catching up to do on Java Certifications

I have just recently realized that I have a lot of catching up to do on taking java certifications. Not that it's absolutely necessary for my career or for my life goals. But I really want and enjoy taking certifications on java. It's fun learning. It give me self satisfaction.

Currently I am Sun Certified Java Programmer 5.0. I just realized that it's been 3 long years since I took this certification in July 2007. Right now, I am about to take my next certification (Sun Certified Web Component Developer 5.0) this 2010. So right now I really do feel a personal need on my part to catch up on my certifications on java. And I don't care what a number of zealots are saying about certifications (like it is useless, it cannot be used as a gauge on hiring, etc).

My next certification targets:
1. Sun Certified Business Component Developer 5.0
2. Sun Certified Web Services...
3. Sun Certified Java Developer...
4. Sun Certified Enterprise Architect
5. and finally, Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer

though I may just take Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer since I am targeting to especialize on mobile development with Android and iPhone.

Wetting my feet with OSGi

I have just began "wetting my feet" with the OSGi technology right now. I have heard the term about a year before but it was only now that it really is catching my attention. Thanks to infoQ's presentation c/o Neil Bartlett. He gives an excellent introductory presentation on the OSGi technology. I just want to have a basic understanding and working knowledge of OSGi and integrate it to my pet projects. I am not really planning to delve into its advance topics though.