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Hi There. Does anyone have any suggestions for a beginner/intermediate assignement based on a 'real world' problem that could be completed in about 8 weeks. I am going to a tertiary institution learning Java from scratch. They gave us this task as some coursework.
Thanks in advance
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If I understand your post you are just learning java. In my opinion, real world applications are beyond the scope of beginner java programmers. I was taught java in college and when I finally got into industry I was blown away by the size (easily 19 MB) and the technical scope (CORBA, RMI, JNI, XML, client/server) of the programs. As a person "re-learning" java I can safely say that topics like RMI and JNI, which I believe an understanding of is crucial for industry success, are not beginner level in scope. The book I am using (Deitel, 4th edition) covers the basics you would get in I would think many majors first three introductory courses. Its not until the second book, the advanced book, that more advanced ideas (MVC, RMI, servlets, JSP) are covered.
I can relate with the urgency to learn java but don't glance over the language. Get a firm understanding as this will be the base work for the advance features.
But for some ideas on basic programs that you can actually use: a basic calculator, a tic-tac-toe game, a spell checker.
 
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A few sites you might want to take a look at:
  • Roedy Green's list of Student Java Projects -- beginner
  • Project lists are at the end of each chapter of David J. Eck's Introduction to Programming Using Java -- beginner
  • Various programming exercises are associated with most of the chapters of Bradley Kjell's Introduction to Computer Science using Java
  • The Java Foundry at Sourceforge.net -- intermediate to advanced
  • The SCJD Development Team -- intermediate to advanced
  • Good Luck.
    [ August 20, 2002: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]
     
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