Congratulations to the new Sun Certified Java Programmers

I am happy to announce that two of my mentees have passed the SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer) examination. Ann Mediana and Enjelica Pastoral, in the order shown below, passed the SCJP exam recently. In fact, Ann Mediana passed the exam today. So she is going to treat us to Mannang Mega Mall!

Ann has been very active in the Dining Philosophers group, while Jel is the founder of the Dancing Philosophers. They will be a good addition to the pool of java programmers around the world.


Dining Philsophers Meet Javaero

The future of Dining Philosophers now rests in the remaining core group. I will be moving on and re-start the group Javaero, which is the parent group of Dining Philosophers. Javaero means “lover of Java”, the Java programming language. Initially the group was composed of friends, from different companies, all of which are Java programmers. However, since we don’t only discuss java but also other languages and technologies, the Javaero word has come to mean “coffee lover”, the hallmark of a true programmer, don’t you think? This explains the coffee beans in our site.

The photographer, Roli Balicas, is always at a disadvantage. So I’m posting another picture with him in it.


The Dining Philosophers (or DP was we call it ) has been in existence for more than a year now in my previous company. The goal of DP is to find the best people in the company who have the same aspirations as us to discuss and learn about computer science and information technology. I am hoping that my core group will continue what we started and that Javaero and DP will merge in order to bring more expertise to the group.