Ericsson Liu

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Recent posts by Ericsson Liu

Hi,
Anyone who is currently working in UK knows how the job market for Java developers is like?

I know UK is in recession, but i'm not sure how bad IT especially java jobs have been hit.

How hard is it to find a java contract nowadays?

thanks in advance!
12 years ago
Yeah, I also would like to know the current java job market in UK. Are there many open vacancies and how long does it normally to get a contract?
12 years ago
I did the mock exam comes with the HFJS book twice and found it match the exam difficulty quite well.

I also did a the mock exam from JavaRanch: http://www.javaranch.com/carl/scwcd/scwcd_mock_logo.jsp

There are also a few free mock exam available on internet. Just do a google search and you would get a few.
12 years ago
I passed the exam early last week but have been busy since then, sorry about the late posting.

My preparation is similar to the other ranchers, HFSJ is my primary resource of study. In fact, it's the only book I used, I read the book 3 times and did a few mock exams. I would say the mock exam comes with the book is about the same level of difficulty as the exam despite in the exam you are told how many correct answers there are in each question.

I'd like to share my study note with you guys and I hope it can help with your study.

You can find the note in my blog: http://ericquanliu.blogspot.com/2009/06/scwcd-notes.html

At last, I'd like to thank all the people in the forum, I've been following the forum during my study and it provides me some very useful information.

12 years ago
Congratulations, Jeffry!

Yeah, I'm as nervous as you while waiting for the result, but at the end of the day, the reward is much greater than the pain!
13 years ago
you need to purchase the second part of the exam first and then register at Prometric site to set the exam date. you need to go to an authorised exam center to do the essay exam.
Hi all,
Finally i got the result and passed SCJD. My score is 337/400. Not a great score, to be honest, i'm a bit disappointed.
Here's my breakdown:
General Considerations (maximum = 100): 90
Documentation (maximum = 70): 69
O-O Design (maximum = 30): 30
GUI (maximum = 40): 24
Locking (maximum = 80): 44
Data store (maximum = 40): 40
Network server (maximum = 40): 40

I'm not surprised to lose point in GUI as my gui is quite simple. However, i don't understand why I lost points in locking. Does anyone know how to get a detailed report on where you lost points?

If anyone watched my previous post talking about I had the wrong name of the javadoc folder in my submission. Apprently, it did not cause the automatic failure, i worried a lot about that and it seems fine.

I finished the project in about one month time, spending 5-10 hours a week. I found Andrew's book is extremly useful and I followed his book closely while doing the project.

Overall, I found the exam gives more benefits to people who are not familiar with Java than those ones who has done some java work/project before.
hi, i haven't got any update yet. got a bad feeling though,I will keep an eye on my result and let you guys know asap.
I just submitted my assignment and I realised that I made a stupid mistake: the specification asked to put all the javadoc into a folder called "javadoc" under "docs" directory. However, I ended to have the directory called "javadocs" instead.
I assume this will result a automatic failure? One thing to note is that there is no "MUST" in the requirement for this naming.

I'm gutted by this mistake
Thanks for the heads up. I guess I will do some more checkings in my business logic now.
Thanks Thomas, I understand what you mean. The problem is that the database layer is more relaxed on the searching than the business layer. Even though I implement my business rule as exact match, when it comes to db layer, it will still return all the records that partially match the criteria. Unless I do some more checking on the returned result set.

cheers
I have a question regarding to the search method.

The javadoc of the DBAcess interface says:


But the specification requires an exact match:


The coding part is not an issue, just want to clarify the requirement. I
do we have to use rmic to generaate stubs?
I see. So when shall I ask CSR for customerID, at the startup of the application or after they try to book the room? Should there be a prompt window?

Thanks
In database schema, there is a field called "owner". The specification says:


I am wondering what you guys use for customer IDs, they need to be unique. So i guess i need to use some kind of random number generator?