> 1) I think it's probably a good idea. I can only imagine that having
> something legitimate-looking that tells prospective employers that
> you've gone through the trouble of learning a non-mainstream (compared
> to Java) language like Ruby will impress them and increase your chances
> of getting a job? 

I have a hard time believing that someone who appreciates Ruby will want 
a job where a such a certificate is impressive.


> 2) I'd imagine that someone who wants to write something like 'certified
> rubyist' behind his name should at the very least be able to comprehend
> and implement the ruby basics as covered in eg. Chris Pine's Learning to
> Program and Why's Guide (comprehend the non-fictional parts anyway).
> 

Someone who wants to write something like "Certified Rubyist" behind his 
or her name should not be coding in Ruby.  Probably should not be coding 
at all.



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