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  • Webs of Trust versus Certifications

    In the software development industry, as in many others, it’s important or at least helpful to be able to identify individuals and companies who are competent at their craft.  Finding those who are excellent is nice, too, but honestly I’m amazed at how many “professionals” out there don’t even measure up to the much lower bar of merely competent (to be fair, I find this to be true of accountants, lawyers, and general contractors as well, so it’s certainly not limited to our profession).  So, how does one go about evaluating the competence of another individual or company in a given field (e.g. software development)? Certifications For quite some time, certifications have been … more