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K&B chapters are independent

ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
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Now I am running short of time ...
I have read 3 chapters from K&B book & there are 6 more chapter in the book & I have to read all the new stuff for beta as well that I will start later ( probably from 13 january ). I have one doubt is that , will it work if i will read chapters in between i mean to say like collection first then thread & then inner classes & like that ( not in series 4,5,6,7,8,9 ) . Is the book is written in such a way that it is possible .

thanks .
Mike Gershman
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Joined: Mar 13, 2004
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Rathi, you have to give yourself more time. K&B was written as a study guide, not as a basic introduction to Java programming. Use a book with more exercises and get a feel for the language by using it.

You have been asking us for lists of rules about different language features, but you won't be able to apply the rules to actual problems without understanding why they exist and how they work together.

Even if you barely pass the exam, you'll never make it through a job interview without much more experience writing programs. The mirror test (if he's breathing, he's hired) went out with the dot com bubble.

If you were really experienced at C or C++, you might be able to rush through K&B, but I think you should seriously consider taking more time to get it right.

Please consider this friendly as advice to you and a few other students here who are rushing too quickly towards the Tiger beta exam.

Mike Gershman
SCJP 1.4, SCWCD in process
ankur rathi
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Joined: Oct 11, 2004
Posts: 3830
Thank you very much Mike for such a nice advice .
But this time I have to give this beta exam whatever be the result .
Whatever chapters I read from K&B , if the question come on that then I try to answer that question . I mean it is not like that I am just remembering the points & reading ... & reading ... & one more thing is I am not like a person who just starting learning java from K&B book .

But then also I will remember your advice .
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