Last week, we had the author of TDD for a Shopping Website LiveProject. Friday at 11am Ranch time, Steven Solomon will be hosting a live TDD session just for us. See for the agenda and registration link
Hadoop skills are in demand, but just getting a certificate is unlikely to be enough. Working with Hadoop requires a mix of programming skills (typically in Java although you can use other languages in various ways) and data skills. It's a pretty complicated beast of a tool, and MapReduce is a distinctive paradigm in itself which doesn't necessarily suit all application areas, so without some real-world experience of developing data-oriented applications, you'd probably struggle to find an employer willing to take you on, unless they're looking for a graduate trainee anyway.
No more Blub for me, thank you, Vicar.
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