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How long should this take full time?

Adam Till
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Howdy Java Ranchers
I have decided to do this full time until I finish the assignment, but wondered what the general concensus is for how long it should take to complete, somewhere around the hard working mark?
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Adam


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parthiban subramaniam
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1 to 2 months depending upon the learning curve even for experienced ones ...
for a new guy it might take an yr too .. its not how fast you finish .. its the learning which goes with it ..
remember its just not abut making it work ... but to make it work proper with regards to the instructions provided and to learn how to design document and develop a application
cheers,
parthi


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Judy Herilla
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So 1 - 2 months working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week? What are you thinking is full time Parthi?


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Adam Till
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Is that astonishment that 1-2 months is not long enough or too long. Having looked at it I cant image it will take more than 3 weeks???
Pete Lyons
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If you pretty much know what you're doing and don't need to learn too much new stuff (I just had to brush up RMI, which I hadn't used professionally yet), you should be able to get done much faster. I worked about 1/2 time on mine (say 20 hours a week roughly), and got the functionality done in about 2 weeks, and then another week for javadoc and all the various and sundry documentation Sun requires. Toss in a few extra days for little tweaks I made after I thought I was done. If you carefully read through the FAQ Mark posted and the 5 or so major posts in this forum (topics with >20 comments) BEFORE you start coding, you could probably do it in 2 weeks or less full time.
Thomas Fly
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Originally posted by Adam Till:
Having looked at it I cant image it will take more than 3 weeks???

Sounds like you should get a job estimating software rather than developing it


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parthiban subramaniam
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hi all,
hmmm lets see
workin 8 hours a day 5 days a week .... if you know what you are going to do ..
it will take 3 weeks ... yeah thts what they all say ..
every lil time you come and see here and you do somethin you think of a better way to do things .. ok ill do this way you think and you throw away the old code .. and you code again .. once in a while your friend comes up .. says if i was the user of this system i wuld do this that this ...bla bla bla .. and he wants bla bla .. and you go .. well am not used to work in home .. and i have other projects to manage .. and its taking me abut 2 months so far to find time to sit and work on it .. and i dun know a single thing abut gui and rmi ... there comes a learning phase and there again am a webdeveloper .. and my exp on that area has a influence in the way i think abut solving this project some time it helps some time it just makes things messy and you have to sit and clean up ...
and how many of you have honestly sit on this for 8 hours non stop ??
and you have to risk in not getting carried away too far and providing something which is not asked for...

hmm am almost done .. 2 months it took .. testing is the current phase ... providing a user manual and project documentation is nxt ..
let see ....
am gettin there am gettin there ....
3 weeks you guys say ??? hmm lets see lets see ...
well am just a learner anyways .. 2 months and you guys do in 3 weeks big deal ... all that matter at the end of the day is we get a P instead of an F

oh well back to testing and my goal towards gettin a P and learning something
cheers,
parthi.
Thomas Fly
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There's also a detail left out of the question: how high do you want to score?
Do you want to ace it by doing a thorough, professional job, or pass with 80% so you'll have something new to put on your resume?
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I would say a month, with 40 hour weeks. For the working professional, I would suggest a three month time frame.
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Thomas Fly
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Assuming you already have a pretty good understanding of RMI, exception handling, multithreading, and GridBagLayout
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Or a good book :roll:
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