Human Factors

Work is not just skills, is even Human Factors.

Today, I try to look forward in what can I improve in my daily job.
I suggest to anyone take a read of it, I found both really interesting.

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management
This has a company and management prospect, witch come from the experience of Google, The best place to Work for. Take in consideration the role from the Simpler Developer to the Manager. And make good point of needs in both parts.

Get Over Yourself: How Your Ego Sabotages Your Creativity
This is more a self consideration, I was looking back in my daily work and what can I still improve in my self.

And I found that link has a good point of view and I never read nothing about that.

W3Schools JavaScript Certificate

w3cert

I was looking for something Certified my JavaScript knowledges, so I found W3Schools certification system. Easy to do: pay (95$), find a Volunteer want do the Supervisor, and Let’s Go!
I found Massimiliano Scifo, friend in the life, but also Developer, I share my screen with him and I run the test.

There are 70 question to answer in 70 minute so 1 minute for question, I answer and my score was 90%, I only did one and I didn’t try again.
It’s takes 44:00 minute to finish, in easy way, we laffing a lot on the easy question and spend some time on the most tricky or hardens, but really I just find few I cannot answer with the 100% safety.

After that…

95$ for a digital certified where not even go to advanced topic, and not even provide a self-hosted image, I found a bit expensive.

I still miss some Advanced Topics, like:

  • Performance Questions
  • Unit Testing
  • Name Spaces
  • AMD or better ES6 in general
  • Serve Side
  • Ashicronous Techniques
  • XSS Teqniques and Defence
  • Optimizations and Compressions
  • Continuos Integrations

Finally they give me the possibility to share it (the image on top) with you!
But they don’t provide the hosted image for it!
I think for 95$ for each test, would be enough for host and invest to a designer for do different kind of design of the icon, and why not even for add more advanced test.

After that I’m more proud to have finish to read, in this year:

and buy this:

I spent a little bit more but I think I get much more then just a Certificate.
Do you suggest some other Certification Programs, where I can prove the Advanced Techniques?