Cloud Foundry launches its developer certification program

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Cloud Foundry, a massive open source project that allows enterprises to host their own platform-as-a-service for running cloud applications in their own data center or in a public cloud, today announced the launch of its “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program.

The Cloud Foundry Foundation calls this “the world’s largest cloud-native developer certification initiative,” and while we obviously still have to wait and see how successful this initiative will be, it already has the backing of the likes of Dell EMC, IBM, SAP and Pivotal (the commercial venture that incubated the Cloud Foundry project). The company is partnering with the Linux Foundation to deliver the program through its eLearning infrastructure.

“Companies need developers with the skills to build and manage cloud-native applications, and developers need jobs,” Cloud Foundry CTO Chip Childers notes in today’s announcement. “We pinpointed this growing gap in the industry and recognized our opportunity to give both developers and enterprises what they need.”

The launch of this program doesn’t necessarily come as a major surprise. Childers already told us this was in the works last November.

The program is currently in its beta phase and will become generally available on June 13.

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