Archive for the ‘Personal skills’ Category

Scripting (part 2) – learn it properly

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

In other articles, I discuss why scripting is important, and which languages to use. This one is largely an exhortation to learn it properly – just as you are wasting your time doing things manually that could be scripted, you are wasting your time if you do not make the most of this vital tool.


Saturday, March 14th, 2009

In a conversation with a couple of former colleagues the other day, the topic of certification came up.  We had a range of views – from “is there really any point?” to “they open up opportunities you’d never hear about otherwise”.

Over the years I’ve moved from a slightly snobbish “certifications are nice enough, but don’t mean much” to thinking they can be a useful aid to learning and recruitment – though I still treat their presence on a CV with a large pinch of salt.