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can i start working on APIs like eclipse n all??

palak kumar
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I've cleared the OCPJP exam and started preparing for WCD exam. I wanna ask that can i start my coding on APIs like eclipse n all? Is it a good idea or should i stick to the command prompt and notepad,


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Anayonkar Shivalkar
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palak kumar wrote:I've cleared the OCPJP exam and started preparing for WCD exam. I wanna ask that can i start my coding on APIs like eclipse n all? Is it a good idea or should i stick to the command prompt and notepad,

I guess by 'Eclipse API', you meant to say 'Eclipse IDE'. Eclipse APIs are generally APIs written for Eclipse IDE (e.g. plugins etc.) - which, IMHO, are not related to WCD exam.

Now, as far as IDE is concerned, I think using IDE at this stage is good idea, but don't rely on automatic features of IDE - e.g. deploying and starting-stopping application via IDE requires a few clicks, but for the exam, you must know how to write deployment descriptor, how to create directory structure, which file goes under which directory and so on.

If you are sure about that part, then there's nothing wrong in working with IDE - in fact, IDEs are great while debugging the code.

BUT, create at least one application without using IDE - i.e. writing the code, compiling it, deploying on server, starting the server etc.

HIH.


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Anayonkar Shivalkar (SCJP, SCWCD, OCMJD, OCEEJBD)
 
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