I am going to start the SCJD as soon as oracle sort it out with prometric. I was wondering though if using the pmd rules plugin for eclipse was cheating? I do not have to use all the pmd rules but i will use the ones that give me better efficiency.
Champion, the only thing you can't do is use a tool that generates code for you. But tell me, what for would you use it? What would be the benefit? You may be introducing more complexity than it is really needed, so it may be more advantage not to use it.