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comment Forgetting basic language functions due to use of IDE, over reliance?
I totally agree with this. I think it was the utter shock of having to know some functions on the Oracle Java 7 EE cert test that to be honest, I've never used at work, school, or pet projects that kind of startled me a bit. I realize that the certification isn't really a measure of a developer's skill but I think I sort of associated the Oracle Java 7 EE as a baseline for knowing Java which is probably my main issue.
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comment Forgetting basic language functions due to use of IDE, over reliance?
Great response MainMa. That hunting example is a good analogy I'll have to keep in mind ;)
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comment Forgetting basic language functions due to use of IDE, over reliance?
Good call on reading the APIs, I will be honest in that a lot of times I don't bother (case in point, Spring stuff. I just let the IDE do it's thing and I fill in the blanks ><)
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comment Forgetting basic language functions due to use of IDE, over reliance?
@GlennNelson Do you find that it helps a lot? Do you ever get frustrated when you have to go google an API or function because you can't remember it exactly? I feel like I'd get annoyed at having to look up functions and APIs but then again, I feel that may also be my own incompetence. I guess I'm sort of fighting myself on the idea that I feel that remembering little details is a bit silly, yet, if I know it, I do save time, however, even then in an IDE, I still just type out a few characters and then let the IDE auto complete the rest of it. =/
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comment Forgetting basic language functions due to use of IDE, over reliance?
Thanks @ChrisF! Some great reading there on other people's thoughts on using IDEs in general. Made me feel better that I'm not the only one that feels that memorizing every function and it's parameters is a bit silly. Needless to say, I still have to learn it to take the Oracle Java cert :( [thankfully, work will be paying]
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comment What is the general accepted way to name variables that end and start with the same letter?
Ah I just wasn't sure if it was "accepted" practice ;) Good to know!
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comment Why would it ever be possible for Java to be faster than C++?
Great read! Interesting to know because in school, at least from my professors, we were always told that C/C++ will ALWAYS be faster than Java, hence, why it's used in OS development and game development and that Java was for lazy people :P
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