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Help!! How to prepare for API section

srinivas sridaragaddi
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Joined: Jul 24, 2007
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Hi Ranchers,


I need suggestions from you guys, i am finding difficulties in remembering the Api part as a lot of if requires us to remember the methods, constructors,
class which it extends or interfaces which it implements. And even the tree structure of classes, exceptions etc ...(never ending one ). so how to prepare for this particular section which needs a lot of memory. i am not so good at memorizing. please suggest me about the classes and methods which i have to prepare or concentrate in particular. Suggest as to what method should i follow to complete this section with ease.

your suggestions will be of great help

Thanks in advance


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Kelvin Chenhao Lim
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Joined: Oct 20, 2007
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Chapter 6 of K&B narrows down the list quite a bit, even going to the extent of telling you which methods you need to know and which ones you can safely ignore. Concentrate your efforts on what's presented in that chapter; that's probably the best advice anyone here can give you. If you encounter mock exam questions that go beyond the scope of K&B's material, you can pretty much safely ignore those questions.

Another tip: the best way to learn the API contents is to write programs that use them. Just a couple of hours spent exploring these classes in a hands-on manner will burn these details into your brain far better than several days of textbook memorization. Trust me on this one. When I was preparing for my SCJP exam, I made sure I always had an Eclipse IDE window open so that I could get my own hands dirty with those classes.


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