Saif Asif wrote:Greetings Suzie and welcome to the world of JAVA .
Well you cannot absolutely rely on certifications to guarantee you a job in the industry , they do , however, increase your chances of acquiring one. Of-course good grades along with a professional certification will dfinitely look good in a resume.
As far as the certification itself is concerned , the OCJP is all about your understanding of the syntax and semantics of the core JAVA. So I suggest you visit the SCJP Forum forum to get a better understanding of the certification.
If I share my experience , I passed both my certification ( OCJA and OCJP ) before graduation and once I stepped in the industry and started appearing in interviews and all , the logo of the certifications did make my CV stand out in the crowd. Yes , it did help me acquire a "better" job in the market.
Suzie Russell wrote:I am currently pursuing my Bachelor's in computer Engineering, and have just started up with Java. I'd like to know your opinions if I should opt for OCJP or just get higher scores and waiting for a job by starting up a project on my own?
Rupert Wyman wrote:Apologies in advance if this is ------- my noob nature.
fred rosenberger wrote:My degree is in a very NON-technical area. I have a BA in theatre.
I then went back to school and got certified to be a secondary school math teacher. did that for a few years.
I then went back to school and took a bunch of CS classes, but did not enroll in any actual degree program. I was hired in my first CS job based on the variety of experience I had, plus the fact that I was the first candidate that the interviewer said EVER got his question right about pointers (don't remember what it was).
So I would not say that a degree is necessary, but certainly some CS courses are.
Jinu Vijay wrote:Just reading through your requirement, I'm guessing you are probably looking for a Observer design pattern. This allows for watching for a change of state/property (for e.g. of the stock) and perform some activity based on it.
I could find this link useful to explain further (along with a working sample)
Java too does provide this pattern via classes -- Observer and Observable. Another good link, along with sample, is available here:
Winston Gutkowski wrote:
David S Hansen wrote:I was curious to know if there is a concept of TimeProperties in Java for any Class. Something that could store the properties of an Object of that Class at an instant of time. The properties can change with time.
The basic answer to your question (as with most things in Java) is: Yes.
But I think we need a few examples of what some of these "properties" would be before we can say categorically.
And if your question is "can I write this generically for ANY object" the answer, again, may well be 'yes'; but we'd need an awful lot more information about precisely what you want to do.
Jeff Verdegan wrote:
David S Hansen wrote:
Jeff Verdegan wrote: one of them was a complete idiot.
Interesting experience. Reminds me of the movie Goodwill Hunting.
By the way, when you say "idiot", what do you mean ? Did he/she do something very foolish or was not able to answer a really simple logic question ?
Would like to know.
I mean he had one or two Java certs, had lots of relevant experience on his resume, but couldn't provide an intelligent, coherent answer to one single question about Java or CS.
Maneesh Godbole wrote:I usually check out any existing alternatives. Then I ensure the alternatives deliver all I want to achieve. The I check the number of downloads, ratings, comments if any. The I check for forums to see what other developers have experienced. Then I form my own gut feeling and take a decision.
I learnt this the hard way when I attempted to write my own CSV parser. Pretty straight forward right? Cell values are separated by commas (after all its a CSV file) and rows will be separated by new lines. What can possibly go wrong with this logic?
http://secretgeek.net/csv_trouble.asp (not mine, but a representative of the pitfalls)
Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:Ahh so you need to understand what a ThreadPoolExecutor is! .
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Jayesh A Lalwani wrote:The API doc seems straightforward to me. What are you having trouble with?