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Codes rule in interview

Manash Das

Joined: May 19, 2003
Posts: 14
Hi all,
Recently i faced a interview for java..
In the interview they have asked me to say the codes rule and to explain that how we can say that any database is RDBMS ..
also can any one please help me that wht r the relevent question that were asked in the 1-2 years of experience...

Regards,<br />Manash Das
Harpreet Singh
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Joined: May 16, 2002
Posts: 56
If you have computer science background you might have read C.J.Date's book on RDBMS. If not buy a copy, it will be money well spent. It will give you a solid foundation in RDBMS theory. If you want to go deeper after reading the book, get a math book that explains relational and set theory.

Harpreet Singh<p>SCJP2/SCWCD/IBM Certified Specialist-DB2 7.1/IBM Certified Application Developer-DB2 8.1
Manash Das

Joined: May 19, 2003
Posts: 14
Dear harpreet
Thanks for ur help...
What my question is it relevent that one ask such a question in advance java interview...
And moreover could u give good site to learn struts.
Thanks in advance
Javed Sardar
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Joined: Sep 10, 2002
Posts: 33
I have been doing Java/J2EE stuff for past 4 years and one fine day I have been asked to work on an ERP. As a software engineer one should be ready to work/face any kind of technology which is relevant. I dont say you be a Java developer today, Oracle DBA tomorrow and a Unix Sys Admin the next day. But expecting a RDBMS question is quite natural.
Jeroen Wenting
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Joined: Oct 12, 2000
Posts: 5093
yes, but expecting questions about database theory is not.
I'd expect that in an interview for a database designer or someone hired to implement a new database engine.
If all you have to do is use the beast I'd expect at most a question about something specific in the SQL syntax of the engine they're using IF knowledge of the specific product (rather than "must have experience using Java with databases") is a listed requirement.
This question sounds to me another sign of the current trend to want people with 20 year experience in J2EE for entry level positions.

Jonathan Hendry
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Joined: Aug 16, 2003
Posts: 32
I think you mean Codd's Rules of what a database must support to be relational.
That might help you with Google.
[ September 17, 2003: Message edited by: Jonathan Hendry ]
Tina Desai
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Joined: Mar 13, 2003
Posts: 365
If u r a comp sci graduate u should know it.
If you are not, take this chance, learn about code rules. also try to learn the basic 'theory' you would be expected to know about. Try to cover as much you can.
It would help you in your next interview and also, would minimize the difference between you and some other comp grad!

Alongwith being a good coder, try to be a good professional as well!
Michael Morett

Joined: Sep 06, 2001
Posts: 28
Originally posted by Jonathan Hendry:
I think you mean Codd's Rules of what a database must support to be relational.
That might help you with Google.
[ September 17, 2003: Message edited by: Jonathan Hendry ]

I'm glad you cleared that one up. I had no idea what he was talking about. It wasn't a one time typo. He used "codes rule" twice. I kept thinking "what the hell is this guy talking about?"
The fact that he didn't know about Codd is not as important as the fact that he couldn't communicate that he didn't know about Codd. This is another great example of why not to hire someone, regardless of tech skills, unless they can communicate effectively.
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