jQuery in Action, 3rd edition
The moose likes OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring and the fly likes How to hone designing skills? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Engineering » OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring
Bookmark "How to hone designing skills?" Watch "How to hone designing skills?" New topic

How to hone designing skills?

Santana Iyer
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 13, 2005
Posts: 335

Hello Everyone,

I have 4 years of experience with Java, J2EE technologies.

I have done SCJA, SCJP, SCWCD with 95%+ long back.
I am good with all these technologies.

Since last 2 years I am more info defect fixing and working on custom framework.

I am looking out for job now. I do very well with technical and fundamental
knowledge question. However I do not fair well with designing or scenario based questions
that are asked in interview. Problem is work I do is not meaningful.

I do get offers also from some place but not able to give excellent interview because of
designing, scenarios etc.

Please advice how can I improve upon designing and scenario based question?
How do I start, what should I do, books, resources.
Joachim Rohde
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 27, 2006
Posts: 430

Hm... I would say: "experience". Try to develop an application in your spare time.

A few books which comes to my mind which might be helpful:
- Programming Pearls (2nd Edition) by Jon Louis Bentley
- The Practice of Programming by Brian W. Kernighan and Rob Pike
- Code Complete: A Practical Handbook of Software Construction by Steve McConnell
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
subject: How to hone designing skills?
It's not a secret anymore!