Last night we covered Chapter 10 - Development from the SCJP Sun Certified Programmer for Java 6 Exam 310-065 book. I have not found any published books on SE 7 certification so we are using this book in the interim. Additionally, we are adding material to cover the gaps including material from Preparation for Java Programmer Language Certification.
Over the next few weeks I will publish our code to the Java Boot Camp project on Java.net. I will also publish my slides with a CC license. All coding modules going forward will be done using Apache Maven and are developed on NetBeans. Current Java code in the bootcamp was developed with NetBeans, but are not Apache Maven projects.
Exam TipHere are some quick rules for code questions on the exam.
- Does the code compile?
- Does the code run?
- What is the output?
If you can answer these questions before looking at the answers, you have the code portion of the exam beat! Here is an example from last night. Please note that it is obfuscated for a reason, and does not represent good coding practices. So when you examine the code, see if you can answer the questions above. This will likely be harder than anything you can expect on an exam.