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CSCI E-97 with very little Java knowledge

I know very basic Java. CSCI E-97 requires expert level knowledge and it is needed to fulfill the Software design patterns requirement.

I have a year to prepare for the class. What are some good resources that will help me get a passing grade?

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  • GratGrat Posts: 258
    edited December 2015
    I haven't taken that class, but you could ask the instructor which design patterns it goes through and then work through those design patterns from their relevant chapters in this book, which is a fun read and uses Java: http://shop.oreilly.com/product/mobile/9780596007126.do

    I'm assuming you know basic object oriented programming with classes, objects, inheritance and interfaces. If not, you should do some online tutorials to pick up those skills, maybe from CodeAcademy or Lynda.com. I thought the CSCI E-10A/B textbook was good for those skills but it doesn't cover design patterns: http://www.buildingjavaprograms.com
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