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    Default Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    Hello guys,

    ...Can you all who have been there share tips on how to memorize the codes needed during the complicated programming Java exams.

    I'm taking advanced Java in college and during our exams we are required to memorize huge amounts of code, and most of the time to write complete applications. The issue I have is that a lot of times I blank out and miss complete lines of code required to write the application successfully even after spending an entire weekend trying to memorize it.

    I'm sure people who have successfully graduated from Computer Science or strict Information Systems programs went through this rigorous exercise of memorizing code. Can you guys who have been there share tips on how to memorize such enormous amounts of code and be able to regurgitate it during an exam? I do thank you in advance.

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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    I strongly suggest to break the knee caps of whoever made up that silly exam; I've been into Java programming since 1998, I was into C++ programming since the '80s of the previous century and I was infected by the C programming language since the '70s but I would fail such a stupid test; programming is not about memorizing lines of code; programming is about understanding the problem and about being creative enough to come up with a solution. and also rip out his intestines and poke out his eyes to be sure ...

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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    I've never memorised code in my life.
    (My life being slightly shorter than that old fossil up there ^)

    Are you sure that's what's expected?

    I don't think we even had code writing exams...that makes little sense to me.
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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    They are probably testing standard design patterns in these exams.
    imho you have to understand these patterns rather than learning them by heart. Then you will be able to apply them in exams.
    You will never fully learn these patterns unless you understand what's going on.

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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    If you don't understand my response, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    Well, I can't help you here. The only things about a language I memorize are the syntax and some useful idiomatic expressions that arise.
    And regardless of my fluency in any programming language, I still need to consult the API often and for syntax I need a reference (Java generics
    and Java 8 Stream commands come to mind).

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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    I have memorized the entire Java API in a little less than a year. If you want my secret, go to ItisImpossible.com and order my new dvd on memorizing Java for $2999.99

    but wait, if you order within the next 10 minutes you can get a second dvd FREE.

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    Default Re: Help memorizing Java code for college exams.

    Quote Originally Posted by benji2505 View Post
    You are not serious, are you?
    Are you?

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