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ayman Ab
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Hi
Can any body explain to me what exactly people are doing here and how to get involved ?
Thanks
 
Greg Harris
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sure, that is easy: we are submitting ourselves to torture and punishment in 2 different, yet related, ways...
  • first, we try to write the programs that are assigned to us in the "Cattle Drive".
  • second, we allow ourselves to be completely humiliated by the "Nitpickers" when we submit our code to them... then they fill it with terrible comments about how our programming style is horrible, nothing short of dispicable...
  • and for some reason we rewrite the code, and send it to the nitpickers again!
    actually, this is really fun and it is extremely helpful if you are want to learn how to make your java programs more readable, efficient and bullet-proof.
    Click here to read about the Cattle Drive
    [This message has been edited by Greg Harris (edited July 29, 2001).]
 
Peter Gragert
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Greg (and Ayman),
Nicely explained, I read your comment with pleasure!
Peter
 
Greg Harris
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thanks, peter... i am glad you enjoyed my sarcasm. however, i am afraid that i scared ayman away.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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