If you are a software developer primarily interested in building Java applications, you’ll want to get some hands-on Java programming experience if you haven’t already done so. A good first step is to tackle some of the exercises at the end of each chapter in Part 3 of the book; if you have already done so, then you may be ready to try your hand at a full-lifecycle object oriented development project. See Jacquie’s ‘Tried and True’ Method for Learning Java Properly below for a game plan on how to proceed, and Recommended Reading for other books that might be appropriate next steps in your continued professional development.
If you are a systems analyst primarily interested in object modeling, be certain to attempt the exercises at the ends of the chapters in Part 2 of the book if you haven’t already done so. Then, seek out an opportunity to engage in an object modeling project within your organization, ideally with a senior object modeler to guide and mentor you.
If you are a manager whose goal was to become better versed in these technologies, this may be an appropriate time to conduct a technology review of ongoing projects in your company to see how the techniques touched upon in this book are being carried out within your organization.
If you are an instructor, review Appendix A for suggestions on how to use this material as the basis of a beginning object methods/Java curriculum.
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