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NX: Prepare for the Essay exam

 
Nicholas Cheung
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I have finished the assignment part. I am going to move forward to SCWCD 1.4.
However, before I do so, I would like to know how should I prepare my exam?
In addition, in case, I encounter questions that I have not addressed in my assignment, for example, if the Q asks for MVC model while I have not used it, how should I answer it?
Simply said I havent implemented it, or I still expect to discuss some pros and cons about the issue?
Thanks a lot.
Nick.
 
Bharat Ruparel
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Hello Nick,
You wrote:

However, before I do so, I would like to know how should I prepare my exam?
In addition, in case, I encounter questions that I have not addressed in my assignment, for example, if the Q asks for MVC model while I have not used it, how should I answer it?
Simply said I havent implemented it, or I still expect to discuss some pros and cons about the issue?

Good question, I wish I had spent more time preparing for the essay exam. I do believe that I lost points on the GUI module because I couldn't answer the MVC TableModel related question properly.
I do have some experience with MVC or more correctly Model II architecture from studying and using the Apache Struts framework. But, the question was more specific as per how it was applied to the design on the UI for the project and more specifically to TableModel object. I can't tell you any more than that since it will violate the Java Ranch policy of not divulging the actual questions. But the point that I am trying to get across is that had I spent more time designing "my" version of the GUI and not blindly following Max's design, I would have remembered all the details. Even though Swing might not be as interesting (at least to me) as other pieces of the assignment, it is still a part of it. There was nothing "wrong" with my (or Max's) implementation, but the graders are looking to know that you are not "blindly" following somebody's design and that you have worked through it. That seems to be the purpose of the follow-up essay exam and I can't fault them for it.
Hope this helps and good luck!
Regards.
Bharat
 
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