Web Component Developer

Wouter Technology

After my success at the exam wednesday I decided to go through with studying in order to become a Sun Certified Web Component Developer for the Java 2 Platform by the end of October. It’s gonna be hard, but some people told me about the high value of this Certificate and that made me decide to go for it.

Sun Certified Java Programmer !

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This afternoon I went to Berchem to take the Sun Certified Java Programmer exam. After I tested my knowledge yesterday with the mock exam included in Kathy Sierra’s and Bert Bates’ Study Guide I really wasn’t sure if I would pass the test today. But guess what? It turned out the real exam is easier then those mock exams and I passed the exam with a score of 81%. So now I can call myself Sun Certified Programmer for the …

XML Resources

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This week I’m following a xml course and we learned about some very variable resources which I think I should share: * Processing XML with Java, a book written by Elliotte Rusty Harold, is a complete tutorial about writing Java programs that read and write XML documents. It contains over 1000 pages of detailed information on SAX, DOM, JDOM, JAXP, TrAX, XPath, XSLT, SOAP, and lots of other juicy acronyms. This book is written for Java programmers who want to …

List-o-matic & Layout-o-matic

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For people that want to build a site with css and don’t know where to start there are now two online tools to generate css. With the first one, List-o-matic. you can create a nice layout for your navigation and with Layout-o-matic you can create a multi-column CSS layout.

Angel Heart

Wouter Culture

I just saw a very nice movie on our national tv channel tv1. The movie, called Angel Heart, was made in 1987 by Alan Parker and is starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro and the lovely Lisa Bonet. Imdb states that this movie will scare you to your very soul, and that’s exactly what it did to me. I sure want to see this movie again.


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Manageability is an online resource with topics covering manageability of complex software systems. It contains a lot of interesting articles about Java, like for example: 101 Reasons Why Java is Better than .NET. Why do I like that? 😉

Business plan

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Steven Noels wrote an interesting article about the business plan of his company Outerthought. For me it was very interesting not only because it explains well what their activities are, but also because it made me think about my “business plan”. Of course I don’t really need a business plan for the moment, since I am only studying now. But I should be looking for a job very soon and it’s important that I know very good what I want …