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Ok I'll try that as soon as I figure out what a web servers document base is.
18 years ago
To Expert:
Does anyone know why I am receiving the following warning:
Note: C:\JavaPro\HTML\Applet\yig3.java uses or overrides a deprecated API. Recompile with "-deprecation" for details.
1 warning
Process completed successfully

I am not sure what a deprecated API is.
18 years ago
Well since you looked this far I do have another question. When I was working off line my background from a gif file was seamless, but now that I've uploaded it it has big spaces in it. Is there a way to correct this?
Nevermind. Apparently I had a capitial letter for the file name and the code had a lowercase. I am not sure how it happened, but it sure wasted a lot of my time. I thought I let you know so no one waste their time thinking about this one.
TO Expert:
I am trying to get an applet to work. I ran the applet off line in my browser and it worked okay. Then when I uploaded to my web site it stopped working. I noticed earlier that the applet would not work if I changed directories. In other words, when I droped it in to a folder it stopped working (I mention this because I think this is related to why it will not work now). The source code contains the line:
Public class yig3 extends java.applet.Applet implements Runnable
I am thinking that the java.applet.Applet is causing the problem, but I may be wrong.
I orginally had this HTML Code:
<applet codebase="." code="yig3.class" height=250 width=250>
I tried changing it to this:
<applet code=yig3.class codebase=java/yig3/ width=255 height=275>
Is it my html or my source code that is giving me problems? Any assistants will be appreciated.
18 years ago
To Expert:
I was working on an HTML site off line. Everything looked okay until I uploaded it on to the Internet. Know I can't get the background (which is a .gif file) to work. I orginally had this code:
<body bgcolor="white" background="backgrnd.gif">
I then tried changing it to this:
<body background="backgrnd.gif">
Either way no dice. Does anyone have any ideas as to why this would happen or how I can correct it.
Java (Infinite Loop)
18 years ago

Originally posted by Chris Thibault:
Clearing the SCJP most certainly does not mean that you are well versed in Java, or programming. Failing the SCJP does not mean you are poor in Java or in programming. Clearing the SCJP means one thing: you have attained enough knowledge about the material on the test to get a passing score.


Chris thank you for your voice of reason.
18 years ago

Originally posted by raghav mathur:
THat is what i,am trying to tell , if a person has cleared th scjp that means he's well versed with the concepts which is equavalent to mastering the subject . i,am not going beyond the topic. how is possible to clear the exam without being well versed in it .


There was a cow that jumped over the moon
18 years ago
Raghav:

This all started from me inserting a 1 line comment that I believed that the main reason for taking the Java Certification test is for employeers. I still stand by this statement. I been lost on the logic you are using. Your last comment was "how can you master a pirticular thing withoiut understanding it [sic]" The answer is you can't master something without understanding it. I never said you could. So if you master the Java Certification test you understand how to take the test. You obviously must know something of the java language, but you certainly don't have to be a master of the language just because you passed the test. This holds true in all areas of life. Imagine you wanted to get your computer repaired. There are 2 people you are choosing from to do the job. One of them has been repairing computers for 7 years, but has no certificate; the other has just started working, but has a A+ certificate. The one who has been repairing computers for 7 years is charging $5.00 more. Which guy do you choose? According to your logic you would choose the guy with the A+ certificate because they are both masters of their field and he charges less. I would go for the guy with 7 years experience even though I would have to pay the extra 7 dollars. I would believe the guy with the certificate must know some things about fixing the computer, but I would not be convinced he was an expert(master) simply because he held a certificate. If you disagree fine we will just have to agree to disagree.
P.S. I think an A+ certificate is about fixing home computers, but if it is not just replace whatever certificate is with A+ ;-)
18 years ago
To raghav mathur.
Who said anything about not mastering neuroscience? I am very knowledgable in the subject and have taught at the University level. If want to believe that passing the exam makes you God's gift to programming go ahead. Would you believe getting a good score on the MCAT would make you a doctor or qualify you in any way to treat people? It is just a test get over yourself!
18 years ago
Wow this thing has gone on forever. There seems to be some points that people have left out. First McDonalds went on record as saying there was no beef products in their fries. Meanwhile they knowingly added it. I say knowingly because McDonalds is run in such a way that nothing happens at McDonalds without a team of specialist knowing about it. If there is proof that they knowing lied then there is absoultly a law suit.
Second point) Many of you have mentioned that there are too many frivolous law suits. 98% of all law suits in this country are done by corporations, not private citizens. We often hear stories about the old woman who spilled coffee in her lap and won millions of dollars. Actually she won less then $500,000. This was after receiving third degree burns all over her legs. She was also hospitialized as a result of her injury. She was not the only one either. Many people were injured as a result of the temperature of McDonalds coffee, including little kids. McDonalds was repeatedly warned that they needed to lower the temperature of their coffee, but they refused to listen. Finally there were sued and lost about a few hours pay. McDonald makes $500,000 ever few hours. Does this sound reasonable? If you continued to make a mistake a work and were continually warned about it and they finally dock you a few hours pay would you think it was crime?
18 years ago

Originally posted by raghav mathur:
[b]A question to TIM

Preparing for certification is equavalent to master the topic , and if you don't have this attitude , then you are obviously into trouble .
[/B]


I think many people can tell you that getting certified hardly means mastering the subject (in this casee java). There are many stories of people who have passed the exam, but don't really know how to program. There are also many stories of people who are great programmers and already work in the industry, but who have failed the test. In my opinion, many of the questions on the test are ridiculous and in no way qualify you in being a programmer. But, nevertheless if you don't have a lot of experience then you chances are not very good you will get a job programming in java if you don't pass the exam.

P.S. I hardly consider myself in trouble since I have a PhD in neuroscience.
18 years ago

Originally posted by raghav mathur:
"Prepping for an exam is not quite the same thing as mastering a subject"
then why do waste so much time in preparing for the certification ???


Because that is what employers want obviously!
18 years ago

Originally posted by Bodie Minster:

I'm just guessing here, but I don't think that Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Wesley Snipes, and on, and on will be suing anyone for damages from slavery.


None of these people have to sue to get reparations. If this were to be implemented the U.S government (tax payers) would have to shell out money to all blacks. This is why the whole idea just doesn't make sense. Any poltician who even brings up the topic of reparations is pandering in the worse way, and we should make sure it is the end of his career.
18 years ago