Posted by Pete McBreen 04 Jul 2007 at 19:50
In Certification? Bring It On! Raganwald seems to think that his recent experiences with people asking about degrees can be alleviated by a new style certification.
Unlike other ideas, all that this type of certification covers in one subject.
The one subject? Testing and Quality Control. That’s right. All I care about is that if you are asked to make bulletproof software, you know how.
Inspired by the mistaken ideas that all that matters in a restaurant is that the chef will not poison you, this misguided attempt at vertification assumes that all that really matters is that “someone can be relied upon to write software that is safe”. Unfortunately, there is the assumption that someone who can pass an exam can deliver.
An unwarrrantied assumption in most cases.