His conclusion is remarkably simple, yet worth noting here, that while candidate flash out their certificates and degrees, these are not real accomplishments and “There is no excuse for software developers who don’t have a site, app, or service they can point to and say, ‘I did this, all by myself!’”.
This is very relevant to recent discussions about the weight that should be put on PMP certified project managers. There is clearly nothing wrong with having a certificate, and having a choice between a PMP certified and non-PMP certified PM would still add some credit to the one with the certification. This, however, is not sufficient as certificates and degrees are not accomplishments and tangible, demonstrable experience should also be presented to have them carry the appropriate weight.
Think about it!