How in the world is a developer’s skill and knowledge in java measured? How is it recognized? Well, at javablackbelt.com, a java developer gets an alternative way to measure and demonstrate his skills. There are supposedly 2 traditional ways of getting recognized. Get certified by Sun Microsystems or by finishing a project. Several websites have been developed to gear a developer towards Sun Microsystems high quality certifications. Here’s what javablackbelt has to say about it :
We feel frustrated by these certifications, because they don’t really match what a typical Java developers knows. We feel there is a huge hole in the community :
- only a small subset of the necessary technologies are covered by the certifications
- the knowledge required to succeed with these certifications is more extensive than what most developers need on their project.
Hence, the birth of javablackbelt.com
There are 4 main actions that an user can do :
- Taking Tests
Start by taking tests on the belt track. Gradually, a white belt java developer will grow to yellow, orange, green, blue, brown and finally black.
Sometimes, the questions may be too easy or too hard. An user can contribute his or her ideas on ways to improve a question and at the same time earn contribution points to proceed to get grades from the following belt colour.
A list of guidelines on programming and designing on Java are useful to any Java Developer. Here’s an example of a list of guidelines for Object Oriented Programming.
Auctions is a generous way for the people at javablackbelt to thank it’s users for using their website. Users that have collected contribution points may use it to bid on items in the auction room. Once an user wins, the bids are delivered accordingly.
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