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.
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Certification

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.
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