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Passed SCJD - 340

 
Michael Hartman
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First, Thank You to all those who posted to JavaRanch. Although I'm not a heavy contributor, just reading the posts and discussions helped greatly. And thanks to Max et al. for the wonderful certification book they wrote.

Here's my breakdown:

Section Summary:
Section Max Actual
General Con: 100 83
Documentation: 70 51
OOD: 30 30
GUI: 40 16
Locking: 80 80
Data Store: 40 40
Network Server: 40 40
Total: 400 340

Looks as though the tester did not like by GUI and documentation but I nailed the locking. I'm normally considered a very good interface designer and documentation writer. Go figure, wish I could ask what the problems were. I wrote full JavaDoc and my GUI was spartan in nature but functional and to the point.

A few of my decisions:
- used a three-tier design with a business delegate pattern.
- used RMI.
- implemented the 48-hour rule in the middle tier.
- SecurityException left as java.lang.SecurityException.
- used regular expressions in search algorithm
- no separate lock manager. Synchronized on a static WeakHashMap for the locks and synchronized on a static Object instance for file operations all within the Data class.

I downloaded my assignment in January 20 and uploaded it April 25 so about 3 months working about 8-10 hours a week (give or take a week off). Got my results on May 21.
 
Andrew Monkhouse
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Congratulations Michael
 
Hari Vignesh Padmanaban
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Congrats
 
Vishwa Kumba
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Congrats
 
Philippe Maquet
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Congratulations, Michael!
 
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