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Thomas Bigbee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2001
Posts: 48
I tend to learn better (stuff sticks much longer) if I do a project - I have been trying to come up with my own - however I am hoping that someone out there has a outline (requirements not code) for one or more projects that deal specifically with the SCJP. (Objects, Threads, IO, UI...)
Thanks in advance, Tom Bigbee
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Matthew Margolis
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Joined: Sep 29, 2001
Posts: 32
hmm well there are an infinite number of projects that would suite your needs.
You could create a banking program.
A user should be able to create an account, edit the account (deposit, withdraw) and save a report to a text file. You could use threads to allow multiple users and you could also have a "superuser" that can search and modify any account on the system. The superuser could also print out a list of all the accounts in a table that is sorted alphabetically.
You could also calculate interest on the accounts if you feel that is necessary.
I know that that is pretty vague and may not fufill all your needs but it might be a good way to start.
Valentin Crettaz
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Joined: Aug 26, 2001
Posts: 7610
There are a lot of different kinds of projects you could do to practice. And you are right this a the right way to go. If you want to do a project which involves the most of the SCJP objectives you should try to program a Chess game.
- Visual components and Layout for the Chessboard
- IO & Streams for saving the game of playing through the net
- Threads for the clock
- ...
In such a project, I think you can practice 90% of the objectives.
This was just an idea but you can come up with any other projects. Just sit down for a minute, and look around you. You'll be amazed what you can come up with.
Valentin Crettaz
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Thomas Bigbee
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Joined: Nov 29, 2001
Posts: 48
Thank you, for the above suggestions. I am horrible at making up my own projects. Which is why I take classes. These classes force me to do things the way I normally would not (KISS). I've gone thru the Cattle Drive (which was pretty simple) on my own and learned alot. I was looking for something a little bit more challenging. If I make up my own projects (and I have) then I'll fall back into my comfort zone and complete the project successfully but not learn much. What I am looking for is a fleshed out project outline requiring certain constructs that are pointing at the SCJP exam. If anybody knows where I may aquire one or more (I don't care if they cost) I would be very greatful
Thank you Tom Bigbee

Jane Griscti
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Joined: Aug 30, 2000
Posts: 3141
Hi Thomas,
Check out The Java Programming Language, 3rd Edition by James Gosling and Ken Arnold.
The 2nd edition had a number of exercises at the end of each chapter which help to re-inforce the principles of the language. No answers though
Jane Griscti
Sun Certified Programmer for the Java� 2 Platform
Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport

Jane Griscti
SCJP, Co-author Mike Meyers' Java 2 Certification Passport
I agree. Here's the link:
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