This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Bert Bates once said (I searched this forum for getXXX):
What are the top 'ten' topics that people study in preparation for the SCJP 1.4, that are NOT actually on the exam. I'm guessing that MOST people will want to focus on the topics they really need to focus on.
So, we've come up with the first seven, let's make this interactive, if you have a questionable topic, throw it up here and we'll let you know. If you know for sure that a topic isn't on the exam,we'll add it to the list!
Here are the first seven:
1 - The exam won't mix GC questions in with knowledge about the String constant pool.
2 - The exam won't test your knowledge about methods in the Collections framework, only about how the various collection classes should be used.
3 - The getXxx() methods are NOT on the exam, but valueOf() IS on the exam.
4 - Don't worry about StringTokenizer
5 - Don't worry about reflection
6 - Don't worry about clone()
7 - Don't worry about complex precedence questions, if you know the common, basic precedence rules, you'll be set.