I just dropped in to keep you busy...haven't researched this yet, but is there a servlet based certification that does not require presentation skills (i.e. AWT, Swing, JSP, and JSF)...just the core business stuff...servlets, JDBC, JNDI, EJB, authentication, persistence, etc.??? If not, what is your opinion on the subject?
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I know exactly what you mean - a common theme through my book is "let's separate the content from the logic", and in many places (especially with JSPs), I talk about the typical divide in a J2EE Web development team between the Java programmers and the page designers. Personally, I much prefer to fiddle with the processing logic and databases than with the front-end and graphics.
As far as I know there is no exam which covers servlets and EJBs together (let alone JDBC etc. as well), with the exception of the Architect exam, of course. IBM do a few J2EE certifications which, I think, are primarily intended to test J2EE knowledge as it pertains to WebSphere or the Rational products.
Charles Lyons (SCJP 1.4, April 2003; SCJP 5, Dec 2006; SCWCD 1.4b, April 2004)
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