Mike Neumann

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Recent posts by Mike Neumann

It took a little longer due to some technical difficulties but Java-8 is finally completed (and got a brand new, shiny moosehead, too).
Moving on to OOP now, assignment to follow.
5 years ago
Just a thought - I would have found it helpful to know that my submission (initial or subsequent) had indeed been received for nitpicking, perhaps even with an approximate timeframe for the response. That way I don't have to wonder whether it got lost on the way when there is still no response after several days. Like I said, just an idea.
5 years ago
Thanks, I'll resubmit. That's just as well, asI discovered that my assignment had a (dare I say it?)... BUG [gasp!]
5 years ago
Submitted the first assignment for Java-4b (Say) about a week ago but had no nitpick as yet. What is a reasonable amount of time to wait before presuming it lost somewhere? And, not knowing Java Ranch's internals, should I simply re-submit it with a comment or wait for confirmation? Unless, of course, the code is sooo bad that no one wants to touch it!
5 years ago
All so true. I just came across this passage in the Oracle Java Tutorial under Primitive Data Types :

As with byte, the same guidelines apply: you can use a short to save memory in large arrays, in situations where the memory savings actually matters. [my underline]


Which goes to show (again) that reading the documentation does help...
5 years ago
That makes sense. Thanks for saving me from yet another smack on the head in the Cattle Drive.
And so I always remember, I shall loop a hundred times "I shall not be evil by prematurely optimizing."
5 years ago
From the sample code that I have seen here at the Ranch, I get the impression that only int are used for integer values. To me this seems like waste of system resources - like writing bloat-ware. I know that the hardware can handle it but still... I only need to think of how long it takes the newest version of my text editor (UltraEdit) to load, compared to a few years ago when it was a smaller program. Anyway, I am curious: Would declaring bytes or shorts in an assignment give cause for another nitpick?
5 years ago