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Panku Panchal
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Joined: Apr 24, 2003
Posts: 33
Hi All,
I've just started working on old scjd assignment and I've little experience inprogramming field.
Can you please help me in starting the project.
1. What should be the first step to start?
2. I've read the assignment and I'm confused about suncertify.db package. Am I allowed to modify class methods in this package as per my requirement or I can just extend them and add new functionality.
3. I'm not sure about MVC model and last discussed FBN Controller. Where in the assignment these models and controllers are mentioned to use? and if they are to be used how should I get information regarding that?
4. What do you mean by "Flat File" . Does that mean text file? or binary file as it is given.
5. Is there any standard algorithm that will help me?
I really need your help.
Thank you,
Kevin Cao
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Joined: Jun 19, 2002
Posts: 55
I had the same problem as you did when I started this assignment. First, you need to get familar with some of the topics that required:
1.RMI, there is a tutorial provided by Sun
2.Multiple thread
4.Design pattern, but avoid a design pattern showcase, only those that necessary
Anytime you have a problem, check this forum, remember, any problem you have, you are not alone. Pay more attention to those posts by Peter, Max, Mark, Eugene, Sai...
A good book is always a good start, I recommend Max' book. Keep things simple. Learning is life-long journey, our goal is to get certified. Sometime I felt I will never finish this assignment after I read some of the posts.
Good luck
Panku Panchal
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Joined: Apr 24, 2003
Posts: 33
Hi Kevin,
Yes you are correct. My moral was down when I started reading the assignment and this forum. I seriously need to improve. Anyways, thanks for everything...I'm feeling accompanied
Do you think book will be a good start?
What does book provide? I've heard a lot about Max's book. I would like to buy if its really knowledgeable.
Once again thank you,
Mark Spritzler

Joined: Feb 05, 2001
Posts: 17249

You can also check the FAQ on the SCJD Links page, the link is at the top of this forum.
Good Luck, and don't worry, you will do fine, and you will come out with some great new knowledge that will be indespensible.

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Kevin Cao
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Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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In Max's book, he gives an example that is similar to scjd assignment, not the same, but defintely gives you an general view of how to work on the assignment. As Mark said, check the FAQs as well, it provides lots of useful information.
Panku Panchal
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Joined: Apr 24, 2003
Posts: 33
Hi Mark and Kevin,
Thanks a lot....will buy book today itself.
I agree. Here's the link:
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