Jeanne Boyarsky

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It's kind of like measuring participation. It's about effort more than subject mastery.
4 hours ago

Harry Kar wrote:! seems no sense from an educative perspective or from an instructor's point of view ... or i misunderstood  it?

It's easy to measure . If the goal is to teach them that forums exist, it would accomplish that goal.

Unfortunately, it isn't phrased as three meaningful posts. My grad school required three substantive posts in the class forum. However, there were only about 12 of us so it was easy for the instructor to check.
6 hours ago
Welcome to CodeRanch!

Can you add ex.printStackTrace() to the program before
System.out.println("Didn't create a FileScanner to count the Tags");

This will tell you which line number the NullPointer is on. Then post which line that is (and what code is on that line so we can recognize it.)
13 hours ago

Roel De Nijs wrote:Although it's not really an errata item, it might be taken into consideration as an improvement for a next version of the study guide.

Yes! I've given both you and Richard a cow for this.

Here's a draft of what I'm planning on updating the verbiage to:

The authors live in the United States, making the output look like the following when run on December 15 at approximately 1:30 p.m.:


The key is to notice the type of information in the output. The first one contains only a date and no time. The second contains only a time and no date. This time displays hours, minutes, seconds, and nanosecondsnanoseconds. The third contains both date and time. Java uses T to separate the date and time when converting LocalDateTime to a String.

When you run time code, you might see more or less digits printed after the decimal point. When printing a date, Java tries to make the fractional seconds look as nice as possible. If there are no nanoseconds, the decimal and everything after is omitted. If there are a small number of nanoseconds, only three digits will be displayed after the decimal point. Similarly, six or nine digits can be displayed.

It turns out this isn't actually an errata. It is really confusing and we are going to make it clearer. See this thread for details on what is happening.
Basic JavaBean questions (getters/setters) used to be on the exam.  We put in the book in case there were old questions that haven't yet been removed (that does happen from time to time!)

Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:. . . That's plenty of lead time!

Only if you are awake and read the notices in time

It's been announced in this forum for a long time too .
This is a programming site. I don't think people here will know the answer to this question.
1 day ago

Vishal Hegde wrote:I joined a new company solely for Salary purpose but unfortunately it's a night shift

Not to sound unsympathetic, but you knew this when you took the job. You decided that a night shift doing support was worth the extra money. There's a reason the job pays more.

Campbell Ritchie wrote:You may have to stay on the nights for some time, a year or two, so as to show staying power and commitment.

Other people will doubtless have completely different opinions.

Unless you were at your previous jobs a short time, I think it is ok to be at this one a short time. It doesn't look bad on the CV if rare. And you can say "I realized the night shift wasn't for me" when doing it. From how you describe the job, I'd worry more about skills atrophy than the nigh shift. When you look for your next job, what will you  have recent experience doing? Just monitoring? I imagine the daytime people do the more interesting parts such as scripting.  Do you have the option to automate some of what your job does? That will prevent boredom and save money. It does raise the possibility of automating away your job though.

Vishal Hegde wrote:only thing I hate is sitting 9 hours behind the cubicle.

This is something you do control. Can you get a standing desk? Can you stand every 30 minutes? 15 minutes?
1 day ago
I was in San Diego last week where there was a little under two inches of rain in two days including a thunderstorm. Lots of people didn't know what to do. Lightning was new to kids. Driving was hard. The trolley wasn't running. Roads flooded.

This is not a weather event that most places in the US would have found significant.

Can you think of a weather event that you've been in that was unusual for your area (ex: snow in Atlanta)
2 days ago
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3 days ago

Campbell Ritchie wrote:

Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:The certs are still listed as retiring December 31, 2018. . . .

That is less than four weeks.

Yes it is. They announced it 8 months ago. That's plenty of lead time!

Campbell Ritchie wrote:The fact that an answer about failure to compile is included should make you suspicious.

More than half of the exam questions have "does not compile" as a choice. So you should be suspicious always!

Jimmy: Missing parens aren't common on the OCA, but they aren't unheard of either. (Missing squigglies are rare though). On the OCP, missing parens are really rare.
The certs are still listed as retiring December 31, 2018.

Note there is a separate thing for companies called the Java specialization. I don't know when that retires, so it could be different. But it's not the cert!