Next Steps

  • Jacquie Barker


Congratulations! You’ve made it through quite a learning curve, from object concepts, to object modeling, to Java programming. What you do next will depend on what your intentions were for learning this material in the first place:
  • 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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