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What next, am I ready?

 
Gezza Hall
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Hi all.

I've been slowly preparing myself to do the Developer assignment. I passed the Programmer Certification around 3 years ago, and have a lot of development under my belt now, particularly web stuff (jsp, struts, jdbc in particular).

I've just read the Head First Design Patterns book from cover to cover (pretty good for a textbook!) and feel I am nearing the point of starting the assignment. However I still have very little knowledge and experience with two of the main areas required in the project - RMI, and Threads/Locking. I understand the principles, but have never really looked in depth or put them into practice.

Would you suggest that I prepare further on these topics first, or do you feel that I'm ready to download the assignment and tackle them as I design and develop it?

Thanks for your views.
 
Frans Janssen
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Hi Gezza,

If you have three years of Java developing experience, you're probably more than ready for the SCJD assignment. You can pick up Threads and RMI whilst doing the assignment. That's what I did too.

Frans.
 
Zee Ho
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yes. agree, you do not need to do the particular preparation. just learn it when necessary.
 
Gezza Hall
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Well, there you go then.

Let's do it! Wish me luck...
 
Darya Akbari
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Hi Gezza,

Good Luck ! I also had the Head First Design Patterns (HFDP) on my desk. Beside of that I had Mehran (Max) Habibi's book. The last book is good in a sense that you don't go too far in your implementation.

Regards,
Darya
 
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