Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Web: Google Technologies Specialist

It'd be interesting to be a Google technologies specialist. Think of what you could get done if you were a true expert of Google Gears, Google Web Toolkit, and Google App Engine.

You could design apps that: worked offline, had really rich interfaces, scaled really well, and were easy to deploy.

On the flip side, why does the phrase "Microsoft Certified Engineer" keep coming to mind? ;)

4 comments:

Jason Adams said...

Great point. I wonder what the level of adoption is for those Google apps.. Google tries to make a point of making these things easy for the everyday programmer to pick up (how successful they are, is another question). Maybe they see the whole notion of "X Certified Programmer" as contrary to their mission, since it implies a certain elitism and inaccessibility of their products.

Josh said...

Your last question about MCE says it all... being an "expert" in those technologies really won't say a lick about your ability to actual write software that does something or more importantly, does it correctly.

On the other hand, you can probably write the sweetest "Hello World" ever.

Mark said...

Watched the Video. The TextMate looks very impressive, can vim do the same thing?

Regards,
Mark

Shannon -jj Behrens said...

> Watched the Video. The TextMate looks very impressive, can vim do the same thing?

Huh?