Description: As more and more Java programmers enter the job market, certification can offer a competitive edge in knowledge, confidence, and marketability. Sun offers programmer certification for JDK TM 1.1, and the Java TM 2 platform. Developer certification is offered for and JDK 1.1 and the Java TM 2 platform. Java architect certification is offered only for the Java 2 platform. In this article three Java coders: a programmer, a developer, and an architect talk.