On certifications

When I’ve spoken to people about certifications (anywhere in IT, whether it’s programming, databases, sys-ops, etc…), I’ve always encountered very heated positions. There seems to be no middle term on this debate… opinions seem to revolve around the ones who think they are a great idea and the ones who actively dislike hate them. Typical arguments I’ve heard in favour of them: Learning the tools will make you a better builder.
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How to install JDK 11 on an AWS linux instance

#!/usr/bin/env bash cd /usr/local/src wget --no-cookies --header "Cookie: gpw\_e24=xxx; oraclelicense=accept-securebackup-cookie;" http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/jdk/11.0.1+13/90cf5d8f270a4347a95050320eef3fb7/jdk-11.0.1\_linux-x64\_bin.tar.gz tar xzf jdk-11.0.1\_linux-x64\_bin.tar.gz rm -rf jdk-11.0.1\_linux-x64\_bin.tar.gz mv /usr/local/src/jdk-11.0.1 /usr/local/jdkv10 alternatives --install /usr/bin/java java /usr/local/jdkv11/bin/java 2 alternatives --install /usr/bin/jar jar /usr/local/jdkv11/bin/jar 2 alternatives --install /usr/bin/javac javac /usr/local/jdkv11/bin/javac 2 alternatives --set jar /usr/local/jdkv11/bin/jar alternatives --set javac /usr/local/jdkv11/bin/javac export JAVA\_HOME=/usr/local/jdkv11 export PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/jdkv11/bin Save it as: install-jdk11.sh Give it execution permission with chmod +x install-jdk11.sh Run it with sudo: sudo .
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Failure

We tend to live like everything is going well, as if failure would only happen at some big little moments in life, when things don’t go our way: Broken relationships. Failed exams. Unsuccessful job interviews. A friend is not there for you. Sickness. But that’s quite unfair. Reality is way more subtle than that. What we perceive as failure is generally just a mismatch between our expectations and reality.
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