Except for the first assignment when I was cutting my teeth and SayB, I've really enjoyed the challenge of the Cattle Drive. Now I'm really stumped!
As you can tell, I'm on the SortNames assignment. I'm befuddled (read.. I really don't get it) about the extravagence of using an interface in this exercise.
To avoid repeating a bad idea, I will not indicate what solution I suggested to Marilyn in my email to her. She refered me to this discussion forum.
I got the exercise to work, sorting by first name. I used ArrayList and Collections to get to the output (First / Last)I needed. The last name sort solution still eludes me.
I did research in this forum to see if I could glean any hints on what to do, but it was all to no avail!
I dont't understand
what advantage an interface has, and, once I have the interface, what benifit it will bring. Please help!