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john woody

Joined: Feb 10, 2007
Posts: 3
hi friends,
this is my first post in this only i finished SCJP...
now i want to do SCJD...i know some details abt SCJD...but how shud i start...i ve worked in swing and databases...but not much in RMI...never worked in network where shud i start...

it matters,if we just dont give up!!!
Kai Witte
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Joined: Jul 17, 2004
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if you feel that those topics are your only weakness, then I recommend to use the Sun tutorial and catch up with networking (only a little), Serialization and RMI - in that order. For best practices regarding Serialization (and many other things) I recommend Effective Java (one of the 2 books you ever need) additionally.

If you want to improve your general Java, programming and OO skills you can have a look at my very subjective suggested learning path.


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Khaled Mahmoud
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Joined: Jul 15, 2006
Posts: 361
For the object oriented aspects of the assignment, i strongly suggust to you to read the very wonderful book "Head First Design Pattern" by Bert Bates and Kathy Sierra.This book is the best design patterns book you will ever encounter.

I also recommend to study the following example :

This is an example of an ATM system.Showing the object oriented analysis part,how classes was designed...etc.It also shows the UML Diagrams
describing the project.

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Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
Posts: 7729
In addition to the above, take a look at this forum's FAQ

Also take time, much time, to read through the past topics in this forum, it's a goldmine full with information and help.

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john woody

Joined: Feb 10, 2007
Posts: 3
thanks friends for the quick reply,i really appreciate it.
I agree. Here's the link:
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