Are certifications for developers worth it

Do you need to earn certificates to prove your coding ability? Are they useful or useless? Does having certification make you more employable?

What is a certificate, anyway? Does having a coding certificate prove that you're a capable developer?

There are a few of them that are industry-recognized, but some of them are only there for your own sense of achievement. Some are educational, and some prove your proficiency with a particular software or service (think AWS or Salesforce). How do you choose which ones to pursue? What shows your dedication and what can be a good use of your time? Does having certification make you more employable? In this Fireside chat, we're trying to make sense of it all.