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NX: Is there a SCJD mental breakdown support group?

 
Morgan Bath
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Has anyone else become OO paranoid? I just spend 30 mins agonising over the fact that the database interface I must implement contains:
public void unlock(int recNo) throws RecordNotFoundException;
and although I havnt changed the interface, I implemented it in Data.class as:
public void unlock(int recNo);
How irrational am I going to get before the end of this assignment? I mean I followed their instructions. I implemented the interface without changing it. But that little voice at the back of my head is screaming "But they wanted you to implement it with the exceptions they descided upon .... you're going to fail automatically ....".
I used to wake up with a bad attitude and a desperate need to run to the toilet. Now I wake up thinking of new ways to lock and a need to recompile something.
Im going mad and Im paying money for the pleasure. Can you start a new forum here please: Developers Rehab (SCJD)
 
Ken Krebs
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Yes, it's called JavaRanch.

LMAO and glad I'm done with mine.
My own worst diseases during the project were "Auto-failure Paranoia" and "Rampant Perfectionism". I'm now in remission, however. The reward WAS worth the journey for me.
It sounds like you have some J2EE experience. When you're all done it will have been worth it because you'll have greater insight into what's behind the mysterious J2EE curtain.
[ January 29, 2004: Message edited by: Ken Krebs ]
 
John Smith
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KK: My own worst diseases during the project were "Auto-failure Paranoia" and "Rampant Perfectionism". I'm now in remission, however.
Yeah, I had the bipolar perfectionism disorder, too. My psychiatrist told me that it stems from the primordial male instinct to kill the largest buffalo to ensure the survival of his family.
My disorder had a positive effect, too. I realized that perfection is bound by the law of the diminishing returns. That is, with an initial attempt to perfect, you get a sizable improvement, but all the subsequent attempts yield less and less perfection deltas. So the trick is to know when to stop, and a good criteria is this: if you stare at "int i = 0;" for a few hours thinking of how to make it more readable, you have reached the horizontal plato on the "perfection as a function of time spent" chart.
[ January 29, 2004: Message edited by: Eugene Kononov ]
 
Morgan Bath
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Hi, my name is Morgan and im a Cert-aholic.
 
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Morgan,
Believe me, it can get worse.
M
 
Jacques Bosch
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Eugene wrote:

...and a good criteria is this: if you stare at "int i = 0;" for a few hours thinking of how to make it more readable, you have reached the horizontal plato on the "perfection as a function of time spent" chart.

Eugene, this just made my day!!!
 
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