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Royale Summers

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Thanks Knute.

That's why I left Stack Overflow.  But people in general have definitely turned up the rudeness.  

It's okay to disagree but let's be respectable; just my two cents.

Also, when I first learned coding, I would jump right into 'coding' the solution while my classmate would pull out the pencil and paper and 'design' the solution.  It was definitely a hare versus the tortoise moment for me.  Each person has to decide what works for them, but I was off to the races and got stuck while the person using pencil and paper had me scratching my head as I observed his approach by beginning with psuedocode.  Long story short -- he would have his homework done after the slow start and I was up all night after the fast take-off trying to finish the assignment.

14 hours ago
John -

I'm fairly new to Java but was wondering if it make more sense to use a Switch Statement?

Thanks for any insights...
16 hours ago
So, I guess my confusion has been remedied.

Thanks everyone!
5 days ago
I have been reading that Java is a Strongly Typed language but I also started reading about Type Casting.

...the data type of the variable cannot change.

"Java Type Casting
Type casting is when you assign a value of one primitive data type to another type."

Can someone clarify the two concepts above?

Let me know if you need additional details regarding my confusion.  Thanks in advance for any assistance that you can provide.
6 days ago
Diid -

I'm pretty new to Java and I heard that book you are using is great for beginners.

Below are what I'm currently using:

Thinking in Java (I love how the author breaks down the concepts; it's a bit dated published in 2007)

CodeAcademy  --
W3Schools --

Interview Questions Websites
Journal Developer

Java Full Course | Java Tutorial for Beginners | Java Online Training | Edureka (10 hours long)

The interview site gives me insights as to what to learn....this should get you off to a good start!
1 week ago
Stephan -

Thanks for the time, effort, and thought you placed in this response.

I will have to read this a couple more times.

If I remember correctly, Factory method is a Design Pattern?  Anyways, thanks and I will absorb all this fabulous information.

Is this something that is used often?

Again, thanks for the input!
2 weeks ago
Stephan -

I read this link on Chain Constructors:

I read why it's needed (please see excerpt below) but I'm still not clear on its purpose?  Any additional details that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Why do we need constructor chaining ?
This process is used when we want to perform multiple tasks in a single constructor rather than creating a code for each task in a single constructor we create a separate constructor for each task and make their chain which makes the program more readable.

2 weeks ago
Fred -

Thank you so, so much for your response.  I have been wondering this for a while.  I started CodeAcademy and it stated that it would explain this later in the course.

Now, I don't have to wait to get there to know why the signature is as such.

Again, thank you!
2 weeks ago
Knute -

Okay, thanks!
2 weeks ago
Knute -

That's weird.  I got 404 also but it works when I click on the URL from within Quora?

Please try this one...
2 weeks ago
Salvin -

I found it:

"You can ask the developer take this free online Java test:

After the test, have the developer send you a screenshot of the test results."
2 weeks ago
Salvin -

Thanks.  I already saw that and corrected it.  No, the operators are correct in the code.
2 weeks ago
Paul -

I would have to double-check but I think Quora.  I asked about the breadth and depth of knowledge required for an entry-level developer.  Someone posted a quiz for me.
2 weeks ago