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re: Even though certifications in the software development field have certain advantages, the time required to become certified could be used better by...

You're definitely right in your analogy. Certifications can be a gamble, much like a college degree. I actually updated the article with some points from a peer of mine, but what I think OpenJS is doing is at least providing a model for easier and maybe more transparent access to these kinds of programs.

I don't agree as easily with your thoughts on the time investment, however. Studying for certification, at least an official one, offers a glimpse into suggested practices for a tool, which is something a developer not familiar with said tool might not glean from self-study.

In the end, I only hope that people won't look down on developers who do pursue certifications in the same way they do the certifications themselves. That would be ostracizing in itself.

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