Monu - Do you have access to Max's book? (The Sun Certified Java Developer Exam with J2SE 1.4 by Mehran Habibi) I consider this book a "MUST HAVE" when doing this SCJD assignment, and this book is referred to all over this forum. Max lists a good suggested directory structure in Chapter 2 Project Analysis and Design. Otherwise, perhaps you could give more details on the directory structure you are considering and ask a more specific question regarding it. Good luck. TJ
I think if you are going to use someone else's directory structure, you are missing out on a lot of the learning process of this exam (and most of the fun). You are going to be asked to justify your design. I would imagine the answer "I chose this design because it was in the book" will score you 0 points. Nothing wrong with using a book, but the whole point is to think about it yourself, and to improve your development & design skills. If you think about how you want to solve the problem at hand, a directory structure will come to you. You may need to refactor as your conceptual design changes, but you will get a lot out of it doing the thinking yourself. I also believe the markers will be familiar with the common books, and if you have an identical design to one of the books, they will look very closely at the justification for that design, so make sure you understand exactly why you're doing it that way.
Hi James, While you're correct that it's important to maintain originality, it's also important to be conventional. There are certain conventions used in J2EE development( such as a src, lib, classes directories, etc.), that it might be good to know. Of course, there are different types of conventional directory structures, and it's just as reasonable(IMO) to pick one as it is to pick another. Happy Holidays, M