Developers don't but hiring managers seem to.
And yes, absolutely get your code out there.
If you don't have published code they shall likely ask you to make some
demo code or take a programming test.
If you work on public project you are getting a peer-reviewed education.
Getting a certification can only help unless it takes away from
something with a higher return.
On 10/27/10 11:54 AM, Evan wrote:
> From my own experience, many developers (especially those that have
> transitioned over into management positions) don't put much stock in
> certifications. I think the best kind of experience you can have is
> other quality developers or DBAs that can vouch for you, and/or
> publicly available projects/code (think sourceforge, github, google
> code, etc).
> Just my $0.02
> On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 11:11 AM, Jason Benkert<[address removed]> wrote:
>> Not any specific employer... yet, just trying to add some value to my work
>> that I currently do as well as my resume. So I guess I'd like to get
>> certified for my own benefit.
>> My background is ME and I'm trying to work more towards an application
>> development/DBA type of career. Rather than going back to school for
>> information systems, I am opting the path of real world experience with a
>> few certifications to back it up.
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