This week's book giveaway is in the OCP forum. We're giving away four copies of OCP Oracle Certified Professional Java SE 11 Developer Practice Tests and have Scott Selikoff and Jeanne Boyarsky on-line! See this thread for details.
I am 29 from South Africa and have been living in Norway a few years.
I am a newly educated developer with a huge (skills array that I am making public here lol).
I spent a good couple of years doing a lot of Java certification and just as I was scouting for work in 2010, I fell seriously ill.
I was diagnosed with an orange-sized brain tumor and had 5 surgeries and was in a coma for a week.
Good news is I am back and strong and looking for work. This is bit hard though given a huge gap in my CV due to illness and lack of experience.
I have not forgotten my skills, but have built on them while undergoing chemo. Over the last year, I have built 3 Facelets sites which include my own site (thejarbar).
I used Maven and Gimp for these projects and wrote a lot of bash scripts that are available at my site if you need to grap a couple of scripts. (videos inclused at YouTube).
I need a hand so if any of you in Norway here of any openings let me know Oh and I can work for free for a year under the Norwegian health insurance scheme (AAP).
So potential bosses can feel a little safer should they wish to give me a run.
Coding for Cancer!
SCJP 6.0, SCJD (400/400), SCBCD for JEE 5, SCWCD 1.4 I do videos for development at
I am probably the only developer ever to have had an orange sized brain tumor in my brain while learning development!!