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NX: I got URLyBird 1.1.2 without NIO limitation???

 
Chee-Chan Keng
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Hi,
I enrolled for SCJD assignment today and just downloaded the assignment (3/4/04). I am confused over a few questions:
1. I see other people get version 1.1.3, why did I get an "earlier" version 1.1.2, am I getting an outdated exam assignment?
2. I searched through the assignment, they did not mention anything about java.nio, does that mean I can still use java.nio?
 
Xie Ruchang
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FYI, mine is 1.2.1 and there is no NIO restrictions stated. Don't worry, ultimately you submit the spec together with your assignment and they will grade it according to the spec.
There is a recent discussion on the use of NIO. If the spec did not say anything, you can use NIO, as I understand correctly. Do a search on that.
Here for your convenience.
Best Regards
[ March 04, 2004: Message edited by: Frankie Cha ]
 
George Marinkovich
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Hi Chee-Chan,
Originally posted by Chee-Chan Keng:

1. I see other people get version 1.1.3, why did I get an "earlier" version 1.1.2, am I getting an outdated exam assignment?

You didn't get an "earlier" or "outdated" exam assignment. My understanding is that all versions of an exam assignment were created at the same time and they are all active for the same length of time as the assignment is active. The differences between assignment versions are minor but significant. There may be slight (but significant) differences in the database file provided and there may be slight (but significant) differences in the method signatures in the Sun-supplied database interface. Take a look at the FAQ link at the top of the Developer Certification (SCJD) page. The different known versions of the current assignments are covered there.

2. I searched through the assignment, they did not mention anything about java.nio, does that mean I can still use java.nio?

Then you can use NIO if you wish. If you don't use NIO that's OK too.

[ March 04, 2004: Message edited by: George Marinkovich ]
 
Philippe Maquet
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Hi Chee-Chan,
As you start with your assignment, you really have the choice to use NIO or not. And if I were you, I would use simple IO, just because it's clear that it's what SUN does now prefer. But of course George is right: you *may* use NIO if nothing in your instructions expressly forbids it.
Regards,
Phil.
 
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