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John Consorti

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Hi again,

I am posting this because I seem at a loss right now with how to go about getting an entry/junior level java position.  I have been searching job boards such as Indeed, Dice, Monster etc. but it seems there are no junior java developer positions in my area (San Diego) and that everything requires a lengthy list of other languages and/or experience with many different technologies.  I was wondering if anyone had any advice for me?  I graduated with a bachelor of science in Information Science and Technology in 2011, and most recently I was an application support engineer but moved to San Diego almost exactly 1 year ago and decided to switch direction and become a Java developer.  I've been writing little side projects (ie https://github.com/jconsorti/workoutapp) which I've added to my resume to at least show I am trying, but I am not sure if this should even be added since it's so small?  Also I read contributing to open source projects might be helpful, but I'm not even sure how to go about this.  I just last week obtained the OCAJP 8 certification in hopes that it would help me stand out, but still I am very frustrated in finding work and would appreciate any help or advice.  

Thank you for taking the time,
John
4 years ago
Thank you both, I appreciate the help and I will also look into getting a JAD for better understanding.  Although this does raise a question about a previous page (268) where it states "For example, the following two interface definitions are equivalent, as the compiler will convert them both to the second example:



In this example, the abstract keyword is first automatically added to the interface definition."

I apologize if I am misunderstanding, but I want to be sure I'm understanding exactly what is going on.
I'm not totally sure if what was written is how it was intended, but I believe the second code block on page 274 should read "public abstract interface CanSwim".  This section is based around interface integers being public static finals, but it states that the compiler will automatically convert the both to the second example.  Like I said it may be written as designed, but as a fresher it would be nice to have the abstract keyword added as well to reinforce the concept.
Thank you, that makes perfect sense I will need to refer to it from now on as the String constant pool to remind myself.  Thanks!
Hello,
Could someone please explain the below blocks of code to me and why the output is "1 2 5 Now in main".  I am having a hard time grasping this as following the rules found on page 202 I assumed there would be a different output.

Hello,

Could someone please explain to me how the string pool works?  for example below why does #2 return "one" and "four" but #10 return only "equals"?  does it matter the ordering of the string object and the "string" value?

taken from question 2 page 153

taken from question 10 page 156

Thank you in advance,
John
Hello again,

I noticed that in the summary section of chapter 3 (page 151) it states that the String methods you need to know are as follows:

charAt(), concat(), endsWith(), equals(), equalsIgnoreCase(), indexOf(), length(), replace(), startsWith(), substring(), toLowerCase(), toUppercase(), and trim().  Looking back to page 109 though it includes contains() as a method that you should know which I think was intended to be said rather than concat().

-John
Sorry, I don't know how I missed this on the error page, please ignore!
Hello,

The example in the insert() section line 6 appears to be wrong.  I believe it should be "sb = -ani-mals-", as far as I know the last '-' should still be part of the resulting object.

Hope this helps!
John
Thank you for the replies, but that is the issue I'm having.  I haven't been able to think of anything really other than maybe an alarm clock.  Should these be stand alone applications or have more features?  I would appreciate if anyone could advise a few different options that I could choose from and begin working on.

Thanks again!
4 years ago
Hello,

I am looking to get an entry/junior level java developer job.  Currently I am studying for the OCAJP SE8 exam (1Z0-808), but also would like to write some programs and put them on git hub for potential employers to see.  My question is what kinds of applications would be good for a beginner like me to write that show ability to write "real world" code.  I have an understanding of core java and am using the 1Z0-808 study guide to amp up my understanding of Java, but would also like to know if this is enough knowledge to get an entry level job.  I also plan on getting an OCPJP cert as well if not only to learn more about the language and its capabilities.

Any and all comments are welcome, and thank you in advance!
John
4 years ago
Hey everyone,
I am looking to get back into Java programming after a hiatus of about 5 years after college since I took a job that did not deal with Java whatsoever. I was wondering what types of things someone looking to get into an entry level Java position should know, any sites that are helpful and where to find some "sample" problems (ie homework) that I would be able to play around with. I have basically started back at the beginning reading "Java for Dummies" and "Head First Java" as well as enrolled in a few pre-recorded classes online. Any and all information is much appreciated, thanks in advance!
4 years ago