Thursday, February 27, 2014

Creating Official Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube Share Buttons

With a little bit of Javascript, HTML, and Meta Tags it is quite easy to create the official buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Create an official Facebook Share this button:

Generate a share button

More information about open graph tags:

Add this to your HTML Tag:
<html xmlns:fb="">

Add these meta tags in between the <head> </head>:
<!-- Begin Facebook Meta Tags -->
    <meta property="og:title" content="My Page Title" />
    <meta property="og:url" content="" />
    <meta property="og:image" content="" />
    <meta property="og:description" content="This is a description" />
<!-- End Facebook Meta Tags -->

Add this Javascript after the body:
<!-- Begin Facebook Button Javascript -->
<div id="fb-root"></div>
    (function(d, s, id) {
        var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];
        if (d.getElementById(id)) return;
        js = d.createElement(s); = id;
        js.src = "//";
        fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);
    }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));
<!-- End Facebook Button Javascript -->

Here is the actual button:
<fb:share-button href="" type="button_count"></fb:share-button>

Create an official Twitter share button

Create an official YouTube Subscribe button

Create buttons for Pinterest, Google Plus, and Linked In

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Getting Certified in Java

Java Certifications are through Oracle

There are two levels for the Java certifications, the associate level and the professional level.

Oracle Certified Associate, Java SE 7 Programmer
Exam:  1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I

Oracle Certified Professional, Java SE 7 Programmer
Exam:  1Z0-803 Java SE 7 Programmer I
Exam:  1Z0-804 Java SE 7 Programmer II

Youtube videos

Pluralsight videos


Cheat Sheets

Sogeti Resources

Email the help desk to request practice exams.  Sogeti owns a license.

There are MANY courses and quizzes for Java.  Just search for Java.

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We have three books for the associate exam.  Search for: 1Z0-803
We have one book for the professional exam.  Search for:  1Z0-804

There are several study guides and power point presentations.
Search for: Java introduction
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