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some inquiries about SCJD exam

Lorenz Baylon
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Joined: Jan 04, 2006
Posts: 99
Hi guys,

Im planning to take the developer's exam this year, and while im still on my way of saving some bucks for the exam voucher, i would like to ask for some heads up regarding the exam. Since I dont have my assignment yet, Im relying on Sun's description of the exam at their website but still I think I need info from the guys who had experience with the test.
1) I've read about a certain version.txt file that goes along with the code when you submit it to Sun, is it mandatory? what exactly does this file do?
2) Based from experience, does the requirement always (or almost always) say that a flat file should be used instead of a database such as MySQL?
3) Do we have to know the exact specs of the machine where we write the code? Do we tell the assessor what specs of the machine they should use during their checking of the code?
4) What i particular JDK for java 5 would you advice me to use during development, and what JDK/JRE version for deployment?

I stiil have to think for some more question, thats it for now

Hoping for some thoughts from you guys, thanks


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Lucy Hummel
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Joined: Apr 07, 2005
Posts: 232
Hi Ihorenz,
Here answeres to your questions:
  • [list]The version.txt describes the JDK you use and on which machine you produced it. The version.txt is mandatory.
  • The flat file is provided and has to be provided. This is mandatory, too. To stress out no fancy datbase is allowed.
  • See above otherwise use the search feature and wait for you assignment what it requested.

  • Originally posted by lhorenz baylon:
    Hi guys,
    1) I've read about a certain version.txt file that goes along with the code when you submit it to Sun, is it mandatory? what exactly does this file do?
    2) Based from experience, does the requirement always (or almost always) say that a flat file should be used instead of a database such as MySQL?
    3) Do we have to know the exact specs of the machine where we write the code? Do we tell the assessor what specs of the machine they should use during their checking of the code?
    4) What i particular JDK for java 5 would you advice me to use during development, and what JDK/JRE version for deployment?

    I stiil have to think for some more question, thats it for now

    Hoping for some thoughts from you guys, thanks


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    Lucy Hummel
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    Joined: Apr 07, 2005
    Posts: 232
    Hi Ihorenz,

    The last question is not answered yet:

    The fact is that depends when you want to deliver your code. The reason is that mostly the requirement is not to use an old version of JDK. The old depends on the date of your delivery.

    What I think is a good starting point to read the topics of the last two month to get a feeling/impression what has to be done and you find answeres to question that you have not asked but might ask during your work for the certificate.
    Lorenz Baylon
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    Joined: Jan 04, 2006
    Posts: 99
    thanks a lot Hummel! maybe i'll start looking at the "18 month rule" stuff, i think that is related to my last question Regards!
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