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Interview with 3 Java Gurus Project Leaders! Help needed!

Joanne Fire
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 33
I just needed some pointers on what to expect in an interview with gurus as such.. what kind of questions, they told me it would be technical and situational, what does tech/situational imply? Anyone? Thanks.
[ January 23, 2002: Message edited by: Joanne Fire ]
Sameer Jamal
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Joined: Feb 16, 2001
Posts: 1870
Well I've given one interview for Java programmer,
Some questioned he starrted with
After c++, Java is the most strong language why there was need of this kind of programming language?(He was not satisfied with the platform independency)
Why pointers r not required in Java?

and some basic questions of Java like abstract final keywords , overriding,
another question he asked me
Can we define our own data structures in java ?
Sam Kebab
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Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 104
Funny, i had a similar but rather twisted situation. I was asked, "after java, c++ is the next strongest language -- why is c++ the queen of memory leak languages, still around?
I think Mark Hesrschberg had a no. of difficult but very good questions posted, about garbage collection, etc.
Kripal Singh
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Joined: Jul 26, 2001
Posts: 254
One Of the java guru may ask about garbage collection in java .How it works(internally) and what are the different methods .
You can learn more about it at .

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Jon Ellison

Joined: Jan 10, 2001
Posts: 19
Here are a few for you:
1.why you prefer Java?
Answer: write once ,run anywhere.
2. Name some of the classes which provide the functionality of collation?
Answer: collator, rulebased collator, collationkey, collationelement iterator.
3. Awt stands for? and what is it?
Answer: AWT stands for Abstract window tool kit. It is a is a package that provides an integrated set of classes to manage user interface components.
4. why a java program can not directly communicate with an ODBC driver?
Answer: Since ODBC API is written in C language and makes use of pointers which Java can not support.
5. Are servlets platform independent? If so Why? Also what is the most common application of servlets?
Answer: Yes, Because they are written in Java. The most common application of servlet is to access database and dynamically construct HTTP response
SOURCE: Technical Interview Questions
Hope this helps!

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Joanne Fire
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Joined: Nov 22, 2001
Posts: 33
Hello guys!
This info IS helpful, I will use it.. so now I guess I know what to expect... I was expecting the worse actually, like those let's say scenarios.. ie. "If I had so and so architecture and I wanted to do so and so, what would I use?" I was expected more of those and those cause panic moments where you tend to go blank in an interview because you know you are requested to say something that makes sense in little time!
Thanks all for the info. I will take a look at the links!
Roseanne Zhang
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Joined: Nov 14, 2000
Posts: 1953
I got a question asked by somebody very similar to what you discribed as "panic" one. However, I was excited instead of panic.
Why? I treat each interview as a free technical training (course), the harder the questions asked, the better quality the training is. I adopted this attitude for a long time now. When I came out of school, I was scared to death by interviews. One of my friend told me his mentality/attitude to interviews. I thought it through, and decided to be that way too. Actually, I learned so much from interviews since...
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Roseanne Zhang
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Another thing: Never think you should answer all the questions correctly. Once, it was an incorrect answer ( at least, the interviewer thought that way ) got me an offer. Your knowledge/experiences + your attitude earn you an offer.
prashant parab

Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 17
Hi ,,
While going for interview plz pay some attentions on different type of J2EE design patterns also.The knowledge of this topic will make your position very strong in the interview..
I agree. Here's the link:
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