Friday, December 22, 2006

Upgrade to IE 7 vs Firefox 2

I was going through this month statistic of my blog. This come a little surprise to me. Both Firefox 2.0 and IE 7 a while ago.

For firefox, users 62% users already upgrade to 2.0 and another 5% is already on

For IE, only 19% of the users have upgraded to IE 7.

So what does this means? I myself is still on IE6. One of the reason was proven by the statistics. Most people are still on IE 6 so my development have to support them. And I can't install both IE 7 and IE 6 together on the same machine. Lets just see how fast IE 7 will gain momentum.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

After so many months of hard work, at last I have a break coming up. Going for vacation for the next one week.

So wish all the readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Product certification, is it important?

I have just pass the "IBM WebSphere Application Server V6.0 Network Deployment, Core Administration" exam. Thanks to Websphere User Group (WUG) Malaysia for providing free certification examination. So does this means I'm a certified WAS Administration. To be honest I won't dare to call myself that, at least for the moment until I have more hands-on experience. I do not have much experience on WAS. I use WAS before a few years back and that's just touching the surface. I have not don't real setup of the server, clustering, etc. I have just installed some J2EE application on the server. I just spend a few days going through some materials on WAS. Haven't that little experience helps a bit to understand the new WAS 6 easier. But being certified doesn't mean that I'm an experience guy. The certification does help me to understand the product much better (with or without experience). Anyway, I really appreciate WUG for giving free certification exam to the members. How about Lotus User Group (LUG), would they give free certification exams to the member?

I'm more experience in Lotus Domino/Notes. Does someone without certification means that he/she is not as good as someone with certification? I believe that I'm just as good as most certified Lotus person out there. Surely there are some really really expert in Lotus. Some are certified and some are not. In employment market, I think it does matters as someone with certification have some prove that he/she have the knowledge. But then again, by just reading and without experience, someone could pass the examination. It is not too difficult. So does certification really makes a different? And should I sit for Lotus examination just as a prove that I "know" Lotus?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Burn the bug with Firebug

If any of web developer who have not install Firebug, download it now. It's a look you will say "How can I live without that". The beta 1.0 have a lot of improvement especially on the javascript debugging. Check it out.