Well, unfortunately my work has had me stay late for so many times in the past few months that I am finally looking at the SCJD Beta assignment. It is three days from the upload deadline. Sunday and most of Tomorrow are already taken up with previous engagements. And I know now that there is no way possible I could complete the assignment in one night. So it looks like I will not be doing the assignment at all. I really wish I had had more time. But I don't, and the IO stuff and the creating the Data class from scratch is daunting me. Bummer. Good Luck to everyone else who is about to complete the assignment and take the essay exam. Also to let most of you know, I won't be able to spend as much time replying to posts here as I have in the past. Junilu has agreed to pick up my slack. I am sure Michael, Eugene, Max and everyone else who has already really picked up on my slack, will also continue to help. Also all the hours at work has left me with very little time with my wife and other life aspects. I am really burnt out at work, and want to slow down a bit. I know that everyone here will understand. You guys are the best. Mark
Hi Mark, Its very sad to here that from u. There is no word to appriciate the service u have done to this community. Any how please login to this site when ever u have time. we all wish u a great future. with love, -rameshkumar
Dear Mark, I think most of the beta testers are in sevire time pressure! And I am one of them who are also thinking whether to upload or not!! From my company, we 3 SCJPs got the chance to work as a beta tester, but all of we 3 knew it just at 27th September. So we got approx 17 days to finish. One of our 3 just told me that due to other project's pressure, he will not be able to complete the assignment, just like you. The other one still thinking to upload an assignment which he'll not get time to test and eventually a big chance of either automatic failure or testing failure even if he can complete the assignment. And last of them, me, took it as a learning process because I had no prior coding experience in RMI, you know till giving this post I have only completed the file parser and a few GUI (non-finalized). There is a 70% chance that I'll not be able to complete my assignment,80% chance of the rest 30% that it will face automatic failure and 95% cahnce of yet the rest to fail in testing phase. No problem, here I am learning a lot things. Hope you'll not think yourself lonely in your bitter experience.
Ashik Uzzaman Senior Software Engineer, TubeMogul, Emeryville, CA, USA.