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    I'm halfway through my first year of java programming at University. We started from scratch and I had basically no knowledge when I started. I've never done a programming exam before so i'm a little bit stumped on how to revise.

    Over the course of the year we have had to do little mini programs which I have all done. My plan to revise was to redo the programs and add comments to the code to explain what each snippet of code does then reread it to revise. I also have "The Dummies guide to java programming" which I was going to read.

    During the exam we have to create 2 specific programs which are different for everyone. We also have multiple choice questions as well. Can anyone else recommend any good sources or ways of revising java?


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    Default Re: Java Programming revision

    Well, as you're in university you should have access to the course material - which should be your first port of call regarding the multiple choice questions.
    For the programming exercises, your suggestion of adding comments to old program isn't actually too bad, as If you're able to explain what’s happening in a program, it should mean you understand concepts and syntax.

    But if your lecturer hasn't provided any sample exercises which show the format and extensiveness of the problems, you probably just need to freshen up on all areas in which you've covered, as once you know the Java syntax, it's essentially problem solving issues from there on.
    Please use [highlight=Java]//code goes here...[/highlight] tags when posting your code

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    Depending on your school/department, you might want to go through all your quiz and assignments given by the teacher during the year. Sometimes you might feel very informed when it comes to theory but putting it into code could be intimidating. The opposite is true too. It is better to know both in case of multiple choice questions and real code questions. Is there something that is more important than the others? That is a tough question to answer. Ask yourself what you already know, and then ask yourself what you do not know. Do practice questions before the exam day. Read tutorials online. Sometimes, you do not need to beat yourself up when the day is nigh. Just calm down and go through the chapters that will contain possible exam questions. Hope this helps.

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    If old exam papers are available they are a good way of familiarising yourself with what you're about to encounter.

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    Hi BITmixit, I recommend you use a code review tool like PMD to revise your code. PMD will parse the source code to find violations of best practices. You will learn a lot from that tool.

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