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Mark Nibert

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28 year old male, married with a daughter who is now 14 months old. I took programming in college but it was mostly worthless so I am looking to expand my knowledge
Columbus, Ohio
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Recent posts by Mark Nibert

Sorry for the delay, thanks for all of the help on this one. I got stuck on a project for class. I figure that I wont learn how to build a GUI from scratch using Netbeans but I am going to try the GUI builder for this project to learn some more Java before I dive in to Swing and how it works. I am also not sure how practical it is to learn swing right now. I use to program a bit during my undergrad and I am just out of the loop. I am reading through the Deitel and Deitel How to Program java to get myself familiar with programming again.
8 years ago
I just ran across the NetBeans GUI builder. I know that I used that quite a bit in my C# class a long time ago so this may be a better route. Thanks for the heads up on that one.
8 years ago
Ok cool, it will be a very small database anyway so I don't need anything big at all. I have mapped out my tables and what not. I can't really do too much of the coding here at work but this How to Program: Java book goes through an example similar to what I want to do so I am just going to work through it and try to customize it and understand what is going on. I think this will be a great learning tool for me to understand how it all works. I may slowly add to it to see what I can come up with down the road.
8 years ago
I am doing this to not only help learn Java but to also help someone out here at work. I would prefer to not download freeware as that does not help me learn.

I will use the Derby database as that is something we are going over in my Java EE class for Distributed Systems. I picked up Dietel's How to Program java 8th edition from the library and also Beginning Swing so that should help.
8 years ago
I have asked a couple of questions on this site and before I always wanted someone to help me write something. Today I am going to try and learn more java and I am starting over. This Master's program has had me all over the place and I just havent been able to sit down and focus. Someone wants me to write an application for them. It is an application that is going to help a local boy scouts group track their library of books. So it will need to have a basic gui that connects to a database of books and allows for the librarian to check books in and out and also associate the name, date etc w/ the person who checked the book out.

I am not good at all with creating GUI's in Java and I am not sure how to really connect to a database. I want it to be all inclusive in the program so they do not have to install SQL or anything like that. I am just looking for some guidance on a book to get and/or the technology or what not to use to develop the application.

thanks ahead of time

Mark

EDIT: I have access to almost any book from Safari or O'Reilly. I am just not sure what type of application to develop to have a nice gui that pulls from a database. I just need to figure it out. I just don't know what words to use or what to search for in a good book on this.
8 years ago
I have been tasked at work with creating a visitor database. I work for the government so it needs to be secure. I don't want to invent the wheel but I am having trouble tracking down one that will fit my needs. It does not need to be complex just a front end that allows for us to insert visitors and then run reports, search etc. I am ok with a commercial product but open source may be easier. I will work on writing one if I have to but wanted to see if I could ping the group here as my search has been unsuccessful.
I am just not sure where to start. I need to figure out a way in the increasingsubsequence method to print out the values are being stored as members of the subsequence that is being counted. I am just extremely lost and my lack of programming expertise is leaving me not being able to be more specific. I think I need to create another array and figure out a way to store the variables but I am just not sure.
9 years ago
I need to figure out how to get it to print the numbers it is finding to calculate the LIS. I changed it below the print the original array. But when it calculates the hops (4 in this instance) I need to have it print the values that are included in that count.

9 years ago
Yeah, I can do it for the original values but it is finding the Longest Increasing Subsequence and right now it gives me the count of 4 which is correct. I just cant figure out how to get it to print out the values that it finds the count for. In this example it would be 5 6 7 12
9 years ago
I apologize, Longest Increasing Subsequence.
9 years ago
I am working on a LIS program. I got it to give me the LIS value but I cannot figure out how to get it to print out the values that are in the LIS. I am looking for some help.

9 years ago
I will try that and see what I come up with.
9 years ago
I know that for a doubly linked list it is going to allow for forward and backward searching of a list of objects instead of only going in one direction like a singly linked list. I know that it will have a head and tail and I will need to create a node pointer for prev and next. If the prev node does not point to anything that would be the head and if the next node is empty and does not point to anything then it is the tail. This is the part that I am not sure on how to set up in Java. Do I need to make the nodes of type Object?


9 years ago

Jesper de Jong wrote:What exactly are you not sure about? Did you write some code already? Did it work, or not? You learn programming by experimenting - write code, see if it works, and if it doesn't then learn how to fix it.



I am a terrible programmer, I barely have the basics down and I am being tasked w/ this program and I am just having trouble getting it started. I understand what a linked list is and can understand the logic it is just implementing it in java that is harder for me.
9 years ago
I have been using google, I just dont know what I am looking for and it is making it a lot harder. I appreciate the response and will look at the links you sent...I am not a good programmer at all and this is tough for me.
9 years ago