New Java Certification from O’Reilly

O’Reilly Media has announced a new Java programming certification.  As reported on Slashdot, it appears to be competition for Sun’s Java Programmer certification.

What is very interesting is that students will use ‘a special learning version of the Eclipse open source IDE (Integrated Development Environment), where students apply new skills as they are presented by completing real-world projects.’ The new learning IDE is called Ellipse.

Seems to be a number of interesting educational projects going on in the Eclipse community.