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- Subject: RE: Lua Certification - an informal discussion
- From: "Vijay Aswadhati" <wyseman@...>
- Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 04:58:30 -0700
On June 24, 2005 - Michael Roth wrote:
> > [blah, blah, blah... ]
> Why you doesn't simply tell the truth? Your motivation is to make
> money, regardless of the benefits of your "certification".
Since when is making money a bad thing? Or am I missing a point here?
> According to your website a "High-Level Certifications Lua Practice
> Exams" will cost 60$ and the exam itself will cost 150$.
> Total amount 210$. A lot of money for your "High-Level Certificate" in
> respect to 60 multiple-choice questions to be solved in 2 (!!!) hours.
> Additonally only 33 correct answers are needed to pass your "High-
Great. I think they should charge more so that Lua suddenly becomes a
'premium' language that the 'clueless' rush to get certified
'cluelessly' just because....
> Some citations from: http://www.high-levelcert.com/lua.htm#WhatisonLua
> > Understand how to declare, instantiate, and use a class.
> > Understand how to create and use instance methods and variables.
> > Understand how to create and use class methods and variables.
> If you try to certificate lua programmers, shouldn't you know that in
> lua there aren't any classes? There are only tables and some syntactic
> sugar... There also no such thing as "instance methods and
This is nitpicking at best. All of the above concepts can be emulated.
> In my opinion, your "certificate" is pratically worth nothing!
Of course you have a right to your opinion!
In my opinion, not that it matters, everything has a place and there's a
place for everything.
Personally, I think certifications provide a great filter for hiring
those 'minions' - who by the way are very much needed in large numbers
for large projects.