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Data structures knowledge necessary for SCJP 1.6 ?

Rahul Sudip Bose
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Hi, I am an engineer from non-CS,non-IT background. Do i have to study data structures ?. If so then, just "basics" or "advanced" as well ? Any good books or websites for beginners ?


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Mohamed Sanaulla
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I dont think its required to know about Data Structures.


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Bert Bates
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Hmmm... "Data Structures"

It's a very broadly interpreted phrase. For the exam, you need to understand objects, "pointers", the heap, the stack, arrays, lists, maps, sets, queues, sorting, searching, and hash codes, (did I miss anything?), I'd say you DO have to understand many aspects of data structures.

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Oh yeah, I forgot about the Collections library, you do need to know what Bert said. The term "Data Structures" took me to the subject in CS. Sorry for providing the wrong information.
Rahul Sudip Bose
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Bert Bates wrote:Hmmm... "Data Structures"

It's a very broadly interpreted phrase. For the exam, you need to understand objects, "pointers", the heap, the stack, arrays, lists, maps, sets, queues, sorting, searching, and hash codes, (did I miss anything?), I'd say you DO have to understand many aspects of data structures.

hth,

Bert


I am an electronics engineer, and i have never studied data-structures. So, can you suggest some books/websites for beginners, something like a self study guide ?


PS : Thanks to all for writing such a great book.
I have a suggestion - In the future editions of the book, can you include some "toy" projects (on CD) which will make use of most of the concepts learned in each/many chapters. You may show your own implementation of the project as a program.
Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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If you want to become a developer/programmer, then you *must possess* the data structure concepts.
Sunny Bhandari
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Seetharaman Venkatasamy wrote:If you want to become a developer/programmer, then you *must possess* the data structure concepts.


I would like to rephrase that line:
If you want to become a good developer/programmer, then you *must possess* the data structure concepts.


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