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Java 2 Platform - Java 6

Brian Percival
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Sorry for the ambiguous title. Didn't know what else to write.

I bought CX-310-252A on Feb 20, 2007 - haven't uploaded my assgnment yet -I know I am ashamed

I haven't bought the essay voucher yet, and I know I have unlimited time on assignment since I bought it before the new one year rule.

My only confusion is, my assignment says:

Throughout this exercise, you must use exclusively the Java 2 platform. You may develop your code using any implementation of the Java 2 platform, but the submission that you return must have been tested and shown to work under a production (not development) version of the Sun Microsystems' Java 2 platform and that platform must not have been superseded by a new production version for more than 18 months by the time you make your submission.


Java 6 is released in Dec 2006 as per Wikipedia. But they changed the naming convention to Java SE instead of Java 2 SE.
Does this mean I cann't do my assignment in Java 1.6 and should use atmost 1.5 because it falls under Java2SE naming convention???

Any thoughts?
Roberto Perillo
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Howdy, Brian!

I bought CX-310-252A on Feb 20, 2007 - haven't uploaded my assgnment yet -I know I am ashamed


Oh... that's ok

Java 6 is released in Dec 2006 as per Wikipedia. But they changed the naming convention to Java SE instead of Java 2 SE.
Does this mean I cann't do my assignment in Java 1.6 and should use atmost 1.5 because it falls under Java2SE naming convention???


Absolutely not. It was just the names that changed. You can still use the latest version of the language!

And by the way, since you requested the assignment before the 1 year rule, I guess you can complete your project with no worries!
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Brian,

I think your submission should be tested against JDK 6 and that's the only valid jdk for the moment. I downloaded my assignment May/June 2007 and submitted almost 2 years later. And I used just JDK 6 for development and testing.

Kind regards,
Roel


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Carlos Morillo
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Hi Roel,

I downloaded my assignment May/June 2007 and submitted almost 2 years later.


How did you manage to do this?
I thought from the moment you download the assignment the clock starts ticking and you have 365 days to submit your assignment?

Did you get an extension?


Thanks,


Carlos.

SCSA, OCA, SCJP 5.0, SCJD http://www.linkedin.com/in/carlosamorillo
Roberto Perillo
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Carlos Morillo wrote:Did you get an extension?


It's just that this 1 year rule is sort of new; when he downloaded the assignment, this rule didn't exist.
Roel De Nijs
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Hi Carlos,

Every assignment downloaded before May 2009 has no time limit to complete. More info can be found in this thread.

Kind regards,
Roel
Brian Percival
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Thanks for the replies guys. I guess this is a good opportunity for me to really look at 1.6. I haven't really worked on it yet.
Roel De Nijs
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Brian Percival wrote:I guess this is a good opportunity for me to really look at 1.6. I haven't really worked on it yet.
Not that much changes (certainly not if compared with Java 5 opposed to 1.4). The only differences between SCJP5 and SCJP6 are Console, NavigableSet and NavigableMap if I'm not mistaken.

Kind regards,
Roel
Carlos Morillo
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There are also some minor improvements in the java.util.concurrent API in Java 6.
Brian Percival
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I am back (doubly ashamed). I now want to get this over with. As the OP states, this is something I bought over 5 years ago, before the 1 year rule.
Just now I created a PersonVue account.

Can someone confirm/negate that I can still complete, upload and schedule essay appointment with Pearson even after all these years?

Roel De Nijs
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Brian Percival wrote:Can someone confirm/negate that I can still complete, upload and schedule essay appointment with Pearson even after all these years?

If you want to know for sure, contact Oracle
Brian Percival
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I am going to do that anyway.. Just curious to see if any success stories from someone in the same boat as myself!
Brian Percival
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Amazing! I am still able to download the assignment from the certmanager link. It even has a upload button there too. One would think they'd disable all that by now. But no.
I contacted oracle (apparently, they have a new online ticket system where we need to approach with any issues, the email route is decommissioned from Oct 1st 2012 - today).
Let's see what they come back with.
 
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