December 31, 2006

Plans for next year

Last year (2005) I was certified as an IBM Certified System Administrator for Lotus Notes and Domino 6/6.5. This year (2006) I was certified as an IBM Certified Application Developer for Lotus Notes and Domino 6/6.5. My plans for next year (2007) will include the update for Notes Domino 7 Application Development and Notes Domino 7 System Administration.

But most exciting is the leap I will take into the Java world by certify as a Sun Certified Java Associate (SCJA) and/or depending on how it works as a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP). This have to do with me moving on to be a Notes/Domino consultant at Ekakan next year.

Since Java is being used as a programming language in Lotus Notes but mainly because the new products and frameworks of IBM are built on Java and builds in Java it really feels like the right time (could have been sooner) to get great knowledge in these areas as well. I believe that a Notes/Domino developer with J2EE competence is an even better developer. I am very excited about this and will tell you more later on.

As you might have noticed there has been a discussion going on about Java and IBM, about how important it is for Notes developers to learn Java and if the needed Java competence is an Akilles heel for IBM. Take a look here at the discussions:

It has been a great year and I hope for 2007 to be even better.
Happy New Year to you all!!!

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