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Feature Creep

 
Thomas Hubschman
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Howdy Ranchers,

Anyone else go two months into their SCJD and realize that 50% of the 'cool' features of your submission are not in the spec and while fun to code they might actually cause you to lose points on upload day?

I think this is a by product of too much freedom to implement and unlimited time. It all started with just a caching strategy...... now there are indexes, more interfaces than java.util, application level threading and event handling, and an architecture which would allow the application to be ported to the iPhone.

And like any bad habit, it is hard to draw the line and say enough is enough. I think I need some one to tell me "Sun will run a bunch of UNTIMED unit tests over your submission Tom, they could care less that you could swap in an Oracle DB in 20 lines of code."

Anyone?

Tom
 
Alex Belisle Turcot
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Sun will run a bunch of UNTIMED unit tests over your submission Tom, they could care less that you could swap in an Oracle DB in 20 lines of code.
 
Sean Beecroft
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Thomas Hubschman
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Thanks Alex - I needed that.
 
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