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Hi guys,

I have also failed on Part II and III.

Seems to be a good idea being able to resubmit the assignment but since Sun didn't send us back the results for part II and III I don't know exactly what to improve on the assignment.

Beyond that, it would be a problem to resubmit only assignment because can become out of synch with the essay.

Anyway I think that I'll take my chances and try to resubmit the essay.

quick question for you that received the certification pack:
did Sun sent the summary report containing the breakdown percentages of your final score ?

I would also say that the word queue may imply that messages sent are queued if the receiver is not available, which is not true for Point-to-Point messaging but it is particularly true for Publish-Subscribe messaging.
In that way, for some readers, option E may sound wrong.

About the second question:
I would say that only option A is true.

Option B doesn't seems ok to me because even if stored procedures are dealing with most of business logic, you will certainly have business logic in the application (real world ones), which would need to ported to another app if you need to change the UI. On three tier the idea would be being able to change the View tier and keep the Business Logic tier untouched (by using a tier of Business Delegates, for example).

Option C isn't ok for me because stored procedures don't make sense to be inside application code because they should be 'stored' in the database back-end.

Any other thoughts? Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Hey everyone,

I'm SCBCD and SCWCD certified and just passed the SCEA 5 beta multiple choice exam. I can find myself when talking about J2EE APIs (EJB and Servlet containers) and in my opinion J2EE Design Patters aren't the Holy Grail (in fact I don't like both first and second editions of Core J2EE Patterns) but some of patterns are very much applicable like Data Access Object, Front Controller and so on.

I've started studying more deeply JEE 5 some months ago and I got a good understanding about how new things fit together so it is clear that the JCP did a good work fixing some problems in earlier J2EE platform. Based on the former problems the J2EE patterns were released giving standardized workarounds for overcoming such problems.
Just to mention a few (in my opinion) we have:
  • Composite Entity: workaround for dealing with performance problems in working with fine grained Entity EJBs
  • Value List Handler: an option that tries to overcome the poor performance and funcionality given by EJB find/select methods
  • Service Locator: was outdated by the current dependency injection mechanism provided by JEE 5 servlet and EJB containers.

  • So I was expecting to see some kind of update on the Sun's J2EE Design Patterns catalog but after some time that the specs were released, I didn't find any update on Sun's website. I even start to think why is that in terms of loose of interest by Sun on Java platform but...

    Just to finish I would like to know if someone knows something about Sun's Design Patterns update or something related to it and even if my understanding about the way Sun's Design Patterns got impacted is ok.

    In my oppinion it is very valuable to have those published in order to standardize the way Java developers deal with problems which can help a lot when a Java person switches from one project to another.

    Waiting for your comments..

    [ November 27, 2007: Message edited by: Rodrigo Malara ]
    Hi Morten, thanks for sharing your testing experience. I'm on my way of having it tommorow

    In various posts I've seen people mentioning between the following options:
    -JSF with tags
    -JSP with tags
    -Servlets and JSP

    I was wondering that JSF itself is built upon a set of core tags so I can't imagine using JSF without using its core tags.

    Can anyone give some light on that? How can I differentiate about using JSF with or without tags?

    Thanks in advance.
    I've successfully registered and I'm about to run it on Oct. 16th.

    thanks for posting your experience. It is very valuable for us that are about to do the test.
    I would like to ask you about how much of J2EE patterns you saw in the test. How would you rank the amount of J2EE x GoF patterns in the exam? Sth like 25% x 75% ?

    Thanks in advance

    Rodrigo Malara