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Is SCWCD relevant?

 
Sameer Thakur
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Hello,
With so many web frameworks available,is it useful to be be a SCWCD? I undertand certain topics like session management,servlet model, security are good to know. But knowing jsp tag libaries or knowing the jsp expression language seem to be very narrow in focus.

Any comments are welcome

thanks
Sameer
 
Arvind Sampath
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But knowing jsp tag libaries or knowing the jsp expression language seem to be very narrow in focus.


I would say that understanding jsp tag libraries is very crucial because only then you can understand the inner workings of the various frameworks' tag libraries. Again, it depends on what you want to do.


Going by your argument, most Sun certifications would end up being a waste of time. Take SCJP for instance. If you are a MVC app developer, where/when are you going to use Assertions/Inner classes/Nested Classes/Garbage Collection/Threaads, etc... But these are the fundamentals of the Java programming Language.


By preparing for a certification, one can get a good headstart in broad areas of study.
 
Marc Peabody
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Well said, Arvind.

Originally posted by Sameer Thakur:
With so many web frameworks available,is it useful to be be a SCWCD?

If you wanted to be an automechanic, would you justify not needing to understand engines simply because there are so many new features available on cars? Of course not.

I used to spend a lot of time in the Struts forum here. During that time, very few of the questions there were actually about Struts. Many of the people's issues stemmed from the fact that they didn't understand anything "under the hood". In some cases, the folks had spent weeks frustratingly debugging a very simple issue and, even with the answer clearly explained, just didn't get it. Sometimes I swore I could hear their bosses breathing down their necks!

So. Is SCWCD useful?
 
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