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congratulations!!! wonderful job.
12 years ago

Roel De Nijs wrote:

Vasya Pupkin wrote:I have no idea how those 400-guys made it.


Being one of those guys I have no idea either Seriously didn't do anything special (in my opinion), I just did what I always do when working on a program/project, committing myself for the full 100%.

It means that you all are much better developers. Something to work on, if it is possible at all.
12 years ago

will myers wrote:Also how long do people generally take to complete it?

100-200 hours, depending on your level

Anne Crace wrote:Congrats, Vasya.
I guess I have reached the point that you got to where you were "sick of the project". I am pretty much checking for things that might cause the dreaded automatic failure and let go less than perfect coding practices (unless they are easy to fix !). I'm sure you are relieved to have your personal time back, and 380 is nothing to complain about. It is 95%.

Don't get me wrong, I am not complaining. I personally do not see a big difference between 380 and 390. It is just a matter of time spent on the project. Although, there is a tremendous difference between 390 and 400. I have no idea how those 400-guys made it. I decided at the beginning that I was not even going to try to compete with them. Looking at my score, I can tell now that I would probably never get 100%.

The reason I brought this up was very simple. I wanted to remind other people that sometimes "good" is not bad at all. It is just a matter of your own priorities.
12 years ago
fyi

I took my exam on July 10th, 2009 and received my results today.

Section Max Actual
General Con: 100 88
Documentation: 70 70
OOD: 30 30
GUI: 40 32
Locking: 80 80
Data Store: 40 40
Network Server: 40 40
Total: 400 380

I want to mention that I was aiming exactly for 380. I did not want it to be perfect, since perfectness requires much more time. (80/20 rule) I would be comfortable with 370, and it would be very frustrating to see 360 or less.
I am very surprised with 32 for GUI, I thought my GUI was a little better than that (maybe 35). I guess it is expected to have pure MVC pattern in the GUI, I did not do it perfectly. I knew that was coming.
88 for general consideration is a little less than I though, I expected 90-95. I guess my weakness here is that I did not refactor the code in the end. There were several things which bothered me at the end, but I was sick of this project already. There were several unneeded interfaces and I used RemoteException in my local client. I understand it was not even close to perfect, but I did not want to spend more time on the project. It ate already a huge part of my personal life for the last 4 months.

Overall, I have accomplished everything I wanted and I know my weaknesses. That makes me feel pretty good.

Thank you very much for your discussions, for the book, for the code examples, for the ant scripts, junit tests, and so on. It was very useful to be here.
12 years ago
took my exam on July 10th, still waiting...
yep, they answered the very next day

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Wonderful score. I am glad you did not give up and resubmitted your project. Cogratulations!!!
13 years ago
Bob Wheeler, don't forget to call your unlock method in the finally block.

Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi Vasya,

No, don't get that a lot, but I think it's probably because Roel is in Belgium (and the Netherlands) a common name and it's also not pronounced like Joel. But when I was little I had difficulties to pronounce the first letter of my name, so I always said Joel and people found that very cute, they asked every time my name, so I have said it a million times

Kind regards,
Roel

I meant that Joel

Roel De Nijs wrote:Hi dhyan,

I had my assignment also from april or may 2007 and submitted it 2 years later, and that was not a problem at all.

Kind regards,
Roel

1.5 years for me December 2007
Had my exam last Friday.