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Data structures knowledge necessary for SCJP 1.6 ?

 
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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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I dont think its required to know about Data Structures.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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If you want to become a developer/programmer, then you *must possess* the data structure concepts.
 
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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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