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cindy sung
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
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Hi all,
Just get the result from sun. I am so excited although the score is not perfect. The details are:
General Considerations(maximum = 58): 48 Documentation(maximum = 20): 20 GUI(maximum = 24): 24 Server(maximum = 53): 53
Actually I am a little curious why they deduct 10 points for the general considerations, but offering me full marks for others. Maybe what I didn't do excellent is the way of packaging and deploying the program.
And thank those guys who helped me a lot very much, especially Mark, and Mike. And any questions from the forum are welcomed.
cindy


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Mark Spritzler
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Congrats Cindy. It is kind of wierd to get perfect in all areas, but then saying that your general considerations weren't there.
I see the breakdown is
23 points ease of use
23 points using coding standards and readablility
12 points clarity and Maintainability maintainability of the design and implementation
Now I can see it possible to have perfect everywhere else, but not using actual coding standards and that would be the possible area that it occured.
Anyway congratulations.
Mark


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Valentin Crettaz
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Good job Cindy


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cindy sung
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Hi,
I used the java coding conventions that I found in sun's website. So, I think it should not be problem. But I didn't use any executable jar files, and I had two copies of db.db, which may be the reasons. I don't know. Anyway, for those who haven't submitted their projects, you'd better not follow the way I did it.
cindy
Mike Piotrowski
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Joined: Apr 24, 2002
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Cindy,
Congratulations and great job!! You score is a little strange but the important thing is you passed.
Mike
cindy sung
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Hi, Mike:
I should express my special appreciation to you. You helped me a lot. You cleared me many doubts. And you were always so patient and kind. Thanks.
cindy
Nate Johnson
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Joined: May 13, 2002
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Hi Cindy,
Just wondering when you took your essay? I am trying to get a feel for how long the projects are taking to grade these days... I just took the essay a few days ago
Thanks!


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cindy sung
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Hi,
I got my result exactly two weeks after I took the essay exam.
cindy
Sam Stackly
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Joined: May 04, 2002
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Congrats cindy,
I am wondering did you comment all fields in each classes, or better say how detail did you go in your documentation?
Thanks
Sam
cindy sung
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Hi Sam:
If you mean the javadoc, I didn't do any javadoc comments for the fields. And I didn't use a lot of inline comments either. My comments are all very brief. I only provided those important descriptions for the LockManager and CriteriaFind actually. Few comments for other classes besides javadoc.
cindy
Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
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Congratulations cindy. Hope to see you back at the developer forum to help the "tinhorns".
Michael Morris


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Holmes Wong
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Joined: Feb 18, 2002
Posts: 163
Cindy:
Congrats for your nice score!
Did you send any email message to SunEd after you took essay exam? Thanks.
Sarada Bhasker
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Joined: Sep 11, 2000
Posts: 94
Hi Cindy,
Congratulations. Can you tell me something about the user docs. In another post you had mentioned there should be user docs aimed at different users. Can you tell me what you mean by different users and also how many pages your user docs were?
cindy sung
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
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Hi,
Did you send any email message to SunEd after you took essay exam?

Yes, I did. After about one week I emailed them. They were very friendly. They told me the exact date when my assignment and essay were sent to the assessor and they asked me to wait.
Can you tell me what you mean by different users and also how many pages your user docs were?

From what I understood, I wrote three user docs:
1, online help in JEditorPane: targeted at the travel agent and used to teach them how to use the searching and booking facilities. (less than 1 page)
2, user doc for client, targeted at the technicians in charge of installing and maintaining the client side software ( no design choices included) ( less than 2 pages )
3, user doc for server, which is similar to 2, but targeted at technicians for server. (less than 2 pages)
cindy
Sarada Bhasker
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Thanks Cindy for your reply. That was really helpful.
cindy sung
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Posts: 34
Hi,
Can anyone give me a help please?
I am very very hesitating about whether I should continue getting certified. I posted a question several weeks ago, but I still cannot make a decision now. Is it really worth?
Now I am an undergraduate and have to find a job next year. What should I do?
Thanks.
cindy
Sarada Bhasker
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Thanks Cindy for your reply. That was really helpful.
Holmes Wong
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Thank you Cindy for your reply. Concerning your future plan, it depends on your particular situation. My suggestion: the market now is the worse ever. If it continues to be like this, I suggest you to get a MS and see what happens in next two or three years. I have had hard time to get a job these days, so do my friends, even though some have really good experience and severay certificates. Anyway, getting certified is always good if you have spare time and money.
For me, I am spending time to study certs since I do not have a job to take care of. BTW, I have a MS in CS and two year experience in Java. Good luck on your study and career.
Originally posted by cindy sung:
Hi,
Can anyone give me a help please?
I am very very hesitating about whether I should continue getting certified. I posted a question several weeks ago, but I still cannot make a decision now. Is it really worth?
Now I am an undergraduate and have to find a job next year. What should I do?
Thanks.
cindy
cindy sung
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Joined: Jul 02, 2002
Posts: 34
Hi,
Thanks.
I wish I can find a job and I plan to take a part-time MS after graduation. And a lot more plans... But all depends on whether I can get a job. Hope I am lucky enough.
cindy
ZhengQi Huang
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Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Posts: 9
Hi cindy:Can you explain your GUI design in details??Thanks!!!


I am a beginner.
Jim Lee
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Joined: Aug 26, 2002
Posts: 8
You should continue getting certified if you have time. The process of getting certified make you learn and RETAIN information, if your currently not using this skills in your job. Certification is the second best thing to actual experience and will help you get your foot in the door. I which I had more time to study and get certified, but I work and have a 2 year daughter and wife who require a lot of attention. Good Luck!
paul chen
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Joined: Sep 05, 2002
Posts: 7
Hi, cindy:
I just passed SCJP1.4 today. Could you explain to me what's next: SCJD or SCWCD? How much time do I need to prepare SCJD?
BTW, I am Java and C++ programmer right now. I only have few time to prepare everyday after work.
Thanks in advance. Hope get help from you.
Paul Chen
Ashik Uzzaman
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congrats cindy!


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