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Sundeep Nanua
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Hey Guys,

Before arriving here, I never even knew that there was such a huge army of Java developers helping each other out. Thanks to Andrew's book I got the message from the bottle.

Guys, I just registered for SCJD and Im kinda freaked out. I thought it may be easy and smooth. Worst, I dont know anything about RMI / Sockets nor am I proficient in threads. Threads seem to be more specific here. I also dont have much programming experience in my career plus am doing SCJD part time because of the job.

All I have with me is Andrew Monkhouse's book and some basic java knowledge. Will it be helpful to follow Denny's DVD approach to my URLyBird(1.3.2)? How long does it usually take time for SCJD to complete when done in like only 10 hrs per week?(including the learning curve for RMI and stuff)...I know it seems a useless question, but pls help if you get the time.

Thanks
Sundeep
 
Paul Anilprem
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Sandeep,
You will need at least a 4-6 weeks (assuming 10 hrs per week) to learn the fundamentals of remoting technologies (RMI, Sockets etc) including multi threading issues. Without a firm handle on this, it will not be beneficial for you to work on the assignment.
Another thing that you will need to get a grip on is Swing. Count 3-4 weeks for that. (I am assuming that you want to learn it right. Otherwise, one can make a swing gui in one day also ).
Once the above two are done, it will take you about 6-8 weeks to finish the assignment.

These estimates are based on our experience in teaching classroom SCJD course.

HTH,
Paul.
 
Sundeep Nanua
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Thanks Paul! I have started some studying and analysis from the book. Will also post threads in case I get any new idea on design.
 
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