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If i dont do custom tags??

 
Rocky Jaiswal
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Hi Guys,
i need some advice. i passed SCJP in July and i wanted to do SCWCD asap, because i already do a lot of jsp/servlet coding. I have not done Custom Tag Development much and really dont see applying it in the future. While i want to remain motivated it is difficult to study a thing which one feels has low application in professional life.
So all in all can i skip the chapter on custom tag development ?? (
How many questions come from this topic...is it scoring .... i really need help and motivation on this ....

Thanks all,
Rocky
 
Daniel Rhoades
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Custom tags are very useful - think of them as re-usable chunks of code that you can pass parameters to (in the attributes). They are also a good alternative to scriptlet code (since scriptlets are baaaad)

Have you ever looked at JSTL - lots of useful stuff in there (mainly in the core libraries) and you need to know that too for the exam.

Learn all the aspects of JSTL, Custom Tags, EL etc, because if you don't know much about them - you can't say they aren't useful.
 
Aruneesh Salhotra
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I cleared my SCWCD yesterday, and I would advice, that if u want to score high, and possibly dont mind doing some extra, you should read the chapter, and try in full and full, as around 4-7 questions are based on it.

You should sure do JSTL and custom tag (both classic and simple tag version).
 
Sivasundaram Umapathy
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Congrats Aruneesh
 
Rocky Jaiswal
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Thanks guys, seems that much motivation would do it for me, although i have done JSTL, custom tags seemed a long shot to me but anyways i will do it now.


Thanks,
Rocky
 
james airey
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You may not do it now - but you might get asked it in a job interview in the future. I wouldn't be doing the job I am now without studying for the SCJP, and learning a few things that I don't do in my day to day job.

I think an all round knowledge of a subject area is one of the strengths of the Java certs.
 
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