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Shuld I take SCWCD exam

A.G Rajkotia
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Joined: Aug 11, 2011
Posts: 28
hie guys, I just cleared OCJP with 98%. Now i'm confused whether to take SCWCD exam or not. Also i've heard that not much people take it now days and its almost dead.
Should I do other languages like Php instead of this... Please HELP.
Stoian Azarov
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Joined: Jun 01, 2011
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Why should the SCWCD exam be dead? I think that there are many frameworks out there based on servlets, MVC pattern and it is valuable to master all the concepts behind servlets.
Maybe I am wrong but I would be glad to hear other opinions too.
kurt hanni
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
Posts: 140

Stoian Azarov wrote:Why should the SCWCD exam be dead? I think that there are many frameworks out there based on servlets, MVC pattern and it is valuable to master all the concepts behind servlets.
Maybe I am wrong but I would be glad to hear other opinions too.



Yes, all these front-end frameworks are built on top of the jsp/servlet specification.

Having knowledge on specification is a great advantage in understanding and using these frameworks.

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A.G Rajkotia
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Joined: Aug 11, 2011
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Could you name me some front-end frameworks.
Is it requred to learn JSP also. I mean the same work can be done by a servlet also.
kurt hanni
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A.G Rajkotia wrote:Could you name me some front-end frameworks.
Is it requred to learn JSP also. I mean the same work can be done by a servlet also.


Most common are Struts and Spring MVC, these are front-controllers.

Yes you can do it by servlets alone, but it would be a lot of work, like building your own framework.

knowing the basics of jsp would do fine when using frameworks, but it would be better if you know whats going on underneath. I know a lot of developers using Struts, but does not know how to use servlets.
German Gonzalez-Morris
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Joined: Nov 16, 2009
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Yes, JSP/Servlet is the core specification for presentation tiers, the other framework (or specification) run over them. Therefore is good to know about it.
I think JSF is the most popular MVC framework today passing over to Struts.


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