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Beginning SCEA Part 2 Assignment

Rahul Mishra
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Hi,

I am planning to work on my assignment soon and have been pondering on the following

  • UML Tool to use ? - I know that all of them ultimately give the same thing, but what do test qualifiers use more frequently
  • Books for Reference ? - The ones i can think of are UML Distilled, GoF, HFDP, what else?

  • As usual, any suggestions or pointers are highly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Rahul


    OCMJEA/SCEA, SCDJWS, SCBCD 1.3, SCJP 1.4
    My SCEA experience:http://javalogue.blogspot.com/
    prathap venkata naga yelugula
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    Joined: Aug 13, 2008
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    Hi Ranchers,
    I am also checking for this only.I am expecting Valuable inputs .

    Cheers!
    Prathap.
    Sc[JP,WCD,BCD,EA-1]
    Prasanna Wamanacharya
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    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
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    Books for Reference ? - The ones i can think of are UML Distilled, GoF, HFDP, what else?


    Adam Bien's book "Real World Java EE Patterns: Rethinking Best Practices".

    One of it's Amazon reviewer has said -

    I recommend this book for people who are preparing for Sun Certified Enterprise Architect (SCEA) Part 2


    Please refer this thread also - http://www.coderanch.com/t/427719/Architect-Certification-SCEA/certification/p-j
    Gang Chen
    Greenhorn

    Joined: Aug 04, 2005
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    BTW, this article is also very intereting:

    Book Review: Core J2EE Patterns, Second Edition

    In a nutshell, if you are taking JEE5 SCEA you need to be aware that some of the patterns in the past may not apply in JEE 5 anymore
    Rahul Mishra
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    Ah yes, actually i remember being a part of a discussion..where we discussed on this..patterns laid irrelevant..because of the advent of JEE5..

    Esentially, sun recommended a lot of patterns to circumvent the nuances/issues of EJB 1 and EJB 2.x...and now with a major overhaul in the EJB..most such patterns..have been laid irrelevant.
    Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar
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    Hi,
    As for the tools most people seem to use STAR UML.

    I want to use ArgoUML (Java Swing) as I work in a Ubuntu machine. STAR UML is available only for windows...but sequence diagrams seem to be a problem in Argo. Has anyone got certified using Argo?

    Ranga.
    SCJP 1.4, OCMJEA/SCEA 5.0.
    J J Wright
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    I work in a Ubuntu machine


    Finding a decent free / open source UML CASE tool for Linux is a bit of nightmare. Some of the Rational tools have 30 day free trials but I found them too restrictive. For example, deployment diagrams in Rational Software Architect are pretty lame, sequence diagrams are hard to customise, and component diagrams are a joke.

    In my opinion by far and away the best UML CASE tool is Sparx Enterprise Architect. However, it's not free and you have to jump through some hoops to run it in Linux.

    Alternatively, why not use Virtual Box and run a free Windows-based tool inside a guest OS?


    SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, SCEA 5
    Ranganathan Kaliyur Mannar
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    yes, of course, I think I can run STAR UML on Wine in Ubuntu...

    however, because of my love for Swing, I want to use Argo UML - sequence diagrams are a problem in Argo UML though...
    haven't checked component diagrams...
    Maciej Grula
    Greenhorn

    Joined: May 01, 2008
    Posts: 10
    I used Jude Community Edition in my exan part 2 and I'm very pleased with this tool. See http://jude.change-vision.com/jude-web/product/community.html
     
     
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