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Paul Shawn
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I have been given this task. I dont come from a java background so its a bit of a blur to me but if anyone fancies a go at it I'd be delighted

Develop a program which simulates the Hamming Code error detection routine. The program must be able to calculate the hamming codes for character strings and provide a mechanism for single bit error detection.
 
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Hi,

Welcome to JavaRanch!

First, a bit of business: you may not have read our naming policy on the way in. It requires that you use a full, real (sounding) first and last name for your display name. Joke names and "handles" aren't acceptable at the Ranch. You can change your display name here. Thanks!

As to your question: do you know what Hamming Codes are? Do you know any Java at all? If the answer to the second question, especially, is "no", then I think you're going to need to hire some help. We're not real big on doing people's work for them. Otherwise, let us see what you've got so far, or what you've thought about, and I'm sure we'll be able to give you some advice.
 
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Would you be suprised to know my name is actually big bong.

I changed my name. I have some understanding of hamming codes and thought someone with a lot of experience in java could do this fairly quickly
 
Sam Bluesman
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Try the sun's Java tutorial.... that will give you what you need.
 
Henry Wong
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Would you be suprised to know that people learn java best by actually using it? And a project like this seems perfect.

Anyway, this site is for *learning* java. If you run into issues with the problem, please ask a specific question, and I am sure someone will provide a hint for you.

On the other hand, it is unlikely that someone will do this for you -- and on the chance that it happens, it is likely that a moderator will delete it.... so to not spoil your learning experience.

Henry
 
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I understand about the learning.

But I really don't have the time or brain power to undertake a task of this size. Do you recomend me hiring a java developer?
 
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Originally posted by Paul Shawn:
But I really don't have the time or brain power to undertake a task of this size. Do you recomend me hiring a java developer?


If this is for a course, then the answer is definitely no. The assignments only get harder, and if you pass the course, the next course will build on what you learn from this course.


If this is for work, and it is an option, then why not? In my case, I sometimes (although rarely ever get the option to) do this myself. I just write up a proposal (with a budget justification), contract it out, and manage it.

Henry
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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