Paul Ralph

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Recent posts by Paul Ralph

Hi Karl! I've been looking at the book's previews and they're great. I especially love the sense of humor.

I've done some programming, but I am an absolute beginner when it comes to testing. Do you have any recommendations on the best way to learn the prerequisites for the testing chapter?

Thanks!
1 year ago
If a person already knows Java (but nothing about Python), how would you recommend that person read your book (as opposed to a pure beginner)?
2 years ago
Yeah, I certified a *long* time ago. Over a decade. I know that's way too far back to go into specifics, but how has the exam changed over time in general? Any predictions on future emphasis?
Submitted OOP-2. I don't know how many years it's been since I was on the drive.
6 years ago
OK, got it. Thanks!
6 years ago
OK, I got the basic HashMap to work. Now I'm trying to get a method to see the HashMap. NumberTable is null inside convert() and I have no idea why.

(I left out some of the code that's outside of the class)




Thanks
6 years ago
Not sure if this goes here or in the Cattle Drive.

I'm trying to develop a HashMap for a Cattle Drive assignment.



Why am I getting Objects instead of Integers? Is there a way to cast the Objects into Integers? Am I even asking the right questions?

Thanks
6 years ago
OK! Java 7 is installed.

Thanks for your help.
6 years ago
I jumped off of the Cattle Drive page instead of How to create your first program. Java 6 was the highest build on the linked page.

Is there any difference for a beginner like me?

If so, should I just download the latest JDK (and will it copy over Java 6 nicely)?
6 years ago
Thanks! It's working now.
6 years ago
I downloaded and installed jdk-6u37-windows-i586.exe, but I must be doing something wrong (like downloading the wrong thing) because my computer doesn't recognize javac.

So what should I do?
6 years ago
It's been eight years, but I'm thinking about getting back on the horse. Has anything changed in that time? It looks like the assignments are the same.
9 years ago
So how do you pronounce it? Does the first syllable rhyme with "hit" or "height"? Do you push the s into the first syallable or leave it in the second? Great name, I just want to get it right.
Paul R
18 years ago
Nathan: Bravo! A well-researched and thought-out reply.
Ken: You don't need to be condescending to make a thoughtful argument. Comments like "not based on reality", "ridiculous", and "Wake up!" will only make you look bad, not increase the strength of your argument.
Paul R
18 years ago