PayPal announced the opening of its certification program for Australian developers yesterday, making Australia the first country outside of the US to offer certification.
A developer portal with all the documentation bells and whistles was launched in concert with the announcement, and currently contains sample code, forums and technical libraries for the 20 APIs.
Free developer days will be held between 20-24 July across the country by the company, with attendees picking up a voucher for certification, which would normally cost US$300. A free voucher is not a free laptop, but why look a gift horse in the mouth?
Some would say that it is a long way from software engineering to journalism, others would correctly argue that it is a mere 10 metres according to the floor plan.During his first five years with CBS Interactive, Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining the company as a programmer.Leaving CBS Interactive in 2010 to follow his deep desire to study the snowdrifts and culinary delights of Canada, Chris based himself in Vancouver and paid for his new snowboarding and poutine cravings as a programmer for a lifestyle gaming startup.Chris returns to CBS in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia determined to meld together his programming and journalistic tendencies once and for all.In his free time, Chris is often seen yelling at different operating systems for their own unique failures, avoiding the dreaded tech support calls from relatives, and conducting extensive studies of internets — he claims he once read an entire one.