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How to I know the my URLyBird version?

 
Luiz Lopes
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Hi guys!

I already take my assignment for SCJD and the specification is about the URLyBird project, but I don't know what is my version yet. How/where I see this?


Thanks!!
 
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Fala Luiz! Tudo bem? Welcome to JavaRanch!

Champ, you are going to find this number in your instructions.html file. I don't have mine here right now, but I remember it appears at the top of the document. It must be something like 1.3.1 or 1.3.2 or 1.3.3.
 
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According to this topic you can extract a part of the version number based on the magic cookie.
 
Marcel van den Boer
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Roberto Perillo wrote:I remember it appears at the top of the document.


It doesn't anymore. I got my assignment two weeks ago. No 'instructions.html' is provided, the assignment is described on a prometric survey page (and you are instructed to save this page). I was able to check my version by comparing method signatures from http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/ScjdFaq

(Oh, and... Hi everyone! This is my first post.)
 
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Marcel van den Boer wrote:(Oh, and... Hi everyone! This is my first post.)

A warm welcome from a southern neighbour
 
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A warm welcome from the other side of the world

Oh, right! I forgot today you just receive an email with the instructions... isn't there something in the body of the email that identifies the version number? If not, then one way is to do what you did. But my only concern is that these signatures may have changed, as well as the whole process...
 
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Roberto Perillo wrote:you just receive an email with the instructions... isn't there something in the body of the email that identifies the version number?

No e-mail, just the online survey, which seems to me contained a bad copy-paste version of the original 'instructions.html'.

And I do mean bad . Some sections of the instructions were given proper headings (bigger text and bold), other sections just began in line after a previous section. Worse, the line describing the desired usage:
was rendered as

... obviously because of the inequality signs surrounding <path_and_filename> and <mode>.

It was also a pain to figure out where the sentences describing the database fields started and ended.

Only by looking at the source HTML, I was able to decipher it all. Maybe there is a new objective for the OCMJD, which requires you to be able to handle badly formatted specs?

Anyway, back on topic: I could not find a version number anywhere...
 
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By the name of the zip file of the datafile.
 
Luiz Lopes
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Thanks for all!

I was troubled with my project version number, but it seems that the instructions document have change somethings like that.

Dennis, I suspect that the name of zip file isn't the version number, but I really don't know.

Will I need to use the version number to submit my project?


 
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Dennis Grimbergen wrote:By the name of the zip file of the datafile.


This could be true... The name of my zip file matched my version number (that I got by comparing method signatures).
 
Luiz Lopes
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Marcel, what is your zip file name? my zip file name is 111.zip.
 
Marcel van den Boer
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My zip containing 'db-1x1.db' is named '111.zip'. And I have the URLyBird 1.1.1 unlock method in DB.java.
 
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Luiz Lopes wrote:Will I need to use the version number to submit my project?

As far as I know you don't need the version number
 
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Yes, according to my set of instructions Roel is right. They only thing on the instruction page I see regarding "version" is the JDK version. Just my two cents...
 
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Matt Pavlovich wrote:Yes, according to my set of instructions Roel is right. They only thing on the instruction page I see regarding "version" is the JDK version. Just my two cents...

Speaking of the JDK version...

I've noticed that Java SE7 is going to be out soon (and is in fact the new Netbeans release includes a developer preview of JDK 7).

However, I take it that even if SE7 were to be formally released in the next few weeks we'd still have to submit any OCMJD assignments to run against SE6?
 
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Jonathan Russell wrote:However, I take it that even if SE7 were to be formally released in the next few weeks we'd still have to submit any OCMJD assignments to run against SE6?

That's clearly stated in your instructions and in ScjdFaq.
 
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