Ananda College 15 year old student Kasun Gamage achieves record as Mobile Software Application Developer
Kasun Gamage, a 15 year old student of Ananda College Colombo kept a world record certifying one of the most prestigious professional examinations known as the SCMAD (Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer ) examination, which is recommend for highly experienced Java Developers in the IT industry, conducted by Sun Microsystems USA. He became the youngest mobile application developer in the world.
To understand the validity of this world record it is worth to get an idea about Java technology and the Java mobile technology.
With the advancement of the Mobile phone industry, the Information age based on computers has been transformed in to a Mobile phone based Information age. Everything is becoming mobile. For example, we do not need a computer to send an email any more; we can now simply do it while walking/traveling etc. using our mobile phone. We don’t need to travel to meet our friends. Instead, we can chat with them face to face even though they are 1000 miles away from us with the use of the mobile phone. Mobile phones have become the ultimate computer that we all are compelled to use. There is no way out. Everybody has to use it or else you lose the race. With over 1.2 billion Java enabled mobile phones, Java has become the widely used software development language in the whole world and it is the number ONE mobile software application development language.
Another reason behind JAVA mobile technology’s growing popularity is that it is being used to develop software that has been able to bring about the world’s latest technology into practice. The next step of today’s technology would be the capability to perform online transactions via mobile phones. The software programs that are being used for this purpose are written with the use of the JAVA language, making it the hot topic among the IT professionals of the world. How much ever this mobile technology has been able to grow the interest among professionals, such mobile program developments have not yet been initiated in anywhere in the Asian region. In such a situation, initiating training programs for mobile technology and ensuring their continuation guarantees Sri Lanka to be the master of software development for mobile technology.
The capability of Java is not limited only to mobile phones, but also that is the best programming language in the world for all other utilities. Java is a high end programming language which uses mission critical applications and complicate server side programs.
The lack of knowledge in the Java technology will definitely become a disadvantage for a Software Developer when you are either planning to get a new job or to get promoted from your current job. If you have an entrepreneurial characteristic, Java for mobile phones is the ultimate business for you. With the minimum labour cost and other expenses, you can start developing very complex software and start selling them to the sky rocketing number of mobile device users. Having this world record by master Kasun Gamage proved that somebody to do such a huge task need not to have an academic degree or even Advance Level. The Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD) examination which Kasun got certified will guarantee to make you the ultimate mobile application developer for this growing mobile software market. It covers all the concepts which you need to develop highly advanced enterprise software applications.
Kasun completed his SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer Examination) six months prior to the SCMAD examination. The SCJP examination is also designed for experienced Java developers working in the industry. This examination covers 100% core concepts of the Java language. Kasun got his Java education from the Institute of Java and Technological Studies which is the pioneering and leading institute in Sri Lanka for professional Java Studies.
The President of the Sun Certified Java Professionals’ Association, Dr. Ishantha Siribaddana stated that this achievement of 15 years old Kasun Gamage will encourage the schooling community to learn the future Java based technologies rather than thinking about ordinary application software which everybody learn. Also he emphasized that the prestige gained to the country because of his achievement is tremendous and extraordinary.