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Who are the authors of the book you used?
Thanks.

Originally posted by Guoqiao Sun:
Hi, I recommend you to use "A Programmer's Guide to Java Certification", it covers deeper and wider topics than real exams. For every objective, the book also gives very detailed illustration. You don't need to read everything at time of preparation like Swing, Javadoc.
I use this book and got a score of 90+.
Good luck!


I got a copy of Kalid and started to reead the chapter on inner classes. Because of my low IQ, I find that chapter quite challenging. Anyone has the same experence? Is it better to read some other books first before Kalid? Which chapters of Kalid is easier?

Originally posted by Rajeev GV:
Hi,
which would be the best choice: Khalid OR Heller.
My preperation insists full & in depth coverage of Heller and then trying Khalid's exercises only.


Ryan, Java is still controlled by Sun, unlike C++, which is controlled by ANSI.

Originally posted by Ryan Senior:
One thing that we have to remember is that not everything that Microsoft makes capitolizes. Almost 3 times as many people use Apache over IIS. Microsoft didn't develop C or C++. The reason those languages hit it off so big is because they are so readily available. Of course they hit it off big because they're scalable and robust, but many languages have been robust and haven't made it anywhere. You can get C++ compilers for windows, Linux, Unix, free compilers, expensive compilers etc. If Microsoft creates a language, they will likely safeguard it against other companies wanting to create their own versions of it. That will be it's downfall. Take java, you can download JDK for free, you can buy Visual Cafe, JBuilder, you can download Forte. My guess is, if Microsoft follows their current pattern, they will make everything proprietary and that will spell out it's demise. I don't believe who ever spouted off that 95% of people use MS windows. Are you forgetting everyone who uses a Mac or who uses Linux?
Of course, I am from a more Open Source nature so my views are slightly tainted, but that's besides the point. Just because MS makes it, doesn't mean it's best. If MS makes a genuinely superior language and adheres to at least some of the openness that other languages have (such as C/C++, Java, Perl) then it very well may be in contention. But I believe that MS will cut off their own foot and make everything very closed and we'll just have a glorified Visual Basic on our hands.
As far as .Net goes, I'm not impressed. the government didn't let AT&T get away with domination and I have a feeling that they will do the same with MS.
My $.02 (probably a little more even)
Ryan


20 years ago
Ryan, Java is still controlled by Sun, unlike C++, which is controlled by ANSI.

Originally posted by Ryan Senior:
One thing that we have to remember is that not everything that Microsoft makes capitolizes. Almost 3 times as many people use Apache over IIS. Microsoft didn't develop C or C++. The reason those languages hit it off so big is because they are so readily available. Of course they hit it off big because they're scalable and robust, but many languages have been robust and haven't made it anywhere. You can get C++ compilers for windows, Linux, Unix, free compilers, expensive compilers etc. If Microsoft creates a language, they will likely safeguard it against other companies wanting to create their own versions of it. That will be it's downfall. Take java, you can download JDK for free, you can buy Visual Cafe, JBuilder, you can download Forte. My guess is, if Microsoft follows their current pattern, they will make everything proprietary and that will spell out it's demise. I don't believe who ever spouted off that 95% of people use MS windows. Are you forgetting everyone who uses a Mac or who uses Linux?
Of course, I am from a more Open Source nature so my views are slightly tainted, but that's besides the point. Just because MS makes it, doesn't mean it's best. If MS makes a genuinely superior language and adheres to at least some of the openness that other languages have (such as C/C++, Java, Perl) then it very well may be in contention. But I believe that MS will cut off their own foot and make everything very closed and we'll just have a glorified Visual Basic on our hands.
As far as .Net goes, I'm not impressed. the government didn't let AT&T get away with domination and I have a feeling that they will do the same with MS.
My $.02 (probably a little more even)
Ryan


Microsoft will use C# to replace C++ and VB. But you still need C++ if you program on Unix. As for Java, it is a platform on its own.
Microsoft will use C# to replace C++ and VB. But you still need C++ if you program on Unix. As for Java, it is a platform on its own.
20 years ago

Originally posted by Hideaki Takashima:
I am a Japanese programmer. If you look at the cell phone marktet in Japan, you will know the importance of JAVA technology.
Now the diffusion of the cell phone is huge and more than US. NTT docomo has started to use the Java technology in thier cell phone. Many japanese electronic companies, such as Toshiba, Panasonic and Sony have deciede to use the Java technology in thier electronic items. Java is still growing in server side and embedded area!!! never dead.


Cell phones are not as popular in the US as they are in Japan.
Because of cultural differences, Java on cell phones will be in question. 3G wireless is still not popular at all. How many telecom company are making money? Will they be making money? Who would want to watch movies on small cell phone screen?
20 years ago

Originally posted by Hideaki Takashima:
I am a Japanese programmer. If you look at the cell phone marktet in Japan, you will know the importance of JAVA technology.
Now the diffusion of the cell phone is huge and more than US. NTT docomo has started to use the Java technology in thier cell phone. Many japanese electronic companies, such as Toshiba, Panasonic and Sony have deciede to use the Java technology in thier electronic items. Java is still growing in server side and embedded area!!! never dead.


Cell phones are not as popular in the US as they are in Japan.
Because of cultural differences, Java on cell phones will be in question. 3G wireless is still not popular at all. How many telecom company are making money? Will they be making money? Who would want to watch movies on small cell phone screen?
I have always wondered why Swing is not on the exam outline.
I spent quite some time learning Swing and it is quite big and tough. Swing is supposed to replace awt as the interface so I felt like I wasted some time learning Swing. Anyone with the same feelng?

Originally posted by john gabriele:
I went to college to be a high school physics teacher.
Now, with the market the way it is, I plan to fall back on
teaching if I [gulp] have to.
Guess I'm lucky.


Well, I do not even have a teacher certificate. Is it nice to get one, careerwise?
20 years ago
Many of you have suggested that if we cannot find any jobs in Java, then switch to something else, like C++, databases etc. But remember that each area requires serious study, like C++, Oracle, SAP etc. How do you guys find the time and money to take courses in such broad areas. When I am unemployed I would spend most of my time looking for jobs so that I do have the time and money to further study. Please help me. How do you keep on learning? How do you switch so easily to another field?
Thanks a lot.
20 years ago
I am now currently looking for java jobs in the Seattle area.
I have a computer science degree and some courses on C++ and Java. what should I do in order to just break into this field?
Most employers are saying that I have no Java experience. That is frustrating.
Thanks.
20 years ago
I just want to ask which one is the best if I buy only one of them. JQ+, J@whiz and Jcertify. Since they are not free.
Should I just use all the free questions or a mix of free and
commercial questions.
Thank you.
20 years ago