From exam point of view, what all do I need to know abt Java collection. If I finish studying basic core Interfaces (Collection, List, Set, SortedSet, Map and SortedMap, if I am not mistaken), will it suffice? How much do I really need to kow abt their methods and different classes which implement these interfaces? That looks pretty exhaustive. Pls suggest. TIA, - Manish p.s. Hmmm, I know, I have asked similar question abt AWT as well, but I really have very less time on my hand and my work schedule is more than hectic. I know that the best way is to implement all these classes and see the results, but....
All I needed to be aware for the test were a few types of general things: 1) What types of collections were best for what? In other words which types can store duplicates, which have natural sorting, which can take nulls, etc. 2) Know which classes are which classes implement them. (ie Collection and List are interfaces, Map is an interface. Map doesn't implement Collection, etc. ) I could be wrong but I don't think they ask a lot about different types of methods. I studied a lot of them but I didn't have any come up. If time isn't on your side I certainly would stick to making sure you have the fundamentals down really well. Use JQ+ and make sure you can do all the tough ones concerning the language, inheritence, and flow control type questions. (The Collection, AWT, and FileIO questions on JQ+ seemed much toughter than the real thing ). Feel free to e-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org if you some more questions. I'd type more but my wife wants to go out to eat... (she thinks this computer thing I'm always on is evil .. see ya.
Off topic, she thinks this computer thing I'm always on is evil. Damn, I'm happy to finally find somebody who is in the same case I am ... Managing my wife and my computer is a real challenge, indeed. Wish you good luck
Manish: My humble suggestions: since you have a job on your hands (not like me ), you don't have to be in a hurry. Just slow down, look at every class and interface in Collection in detail. Trying to find a shortcut will mess you up at the end. BTW, from those who have taken this exam, the questions are about basics, I think we don't need to dig too deep to find gold. If your job is secure, just learn in your own pace.
Thanks!!! Thanks to all of you. In that case, I guess I am done with Collections for the time being. Of course, it looks interesting and I'll devote some time to it later. Regards, - Manish [ February 26, 2002: Message edited by: Manish Hatwalne ]