I'm familiar with the concept of loops as far as nesting and such, my question is: How do keep all of it straight in your head?
I'm sitting here deciphering these things over and over again for school, so these are things i've had no hand in coding, and honestly beyond a certain point my brain just throws it's hands up because it can't keep the whole routine going without dropping some other portion of it.
do you write it out on paper? is there some standard method for doing this?
a simple loop is easy enough, but once you get 3-4 factors cycling, incrementing by different amounts and updating each other, it seems impossible to do mentally, at least to me.
While i have you, I'm having a hard time differentiating variables from built in java methods when i'm shown examples. Many times i'll see a chart, lately it was "isDigit()" it didn't have anything that said it needed "Character." in front of it there.
later on in a code example it was shown as Character.isDigit(); I have no idea if character is referring to some method they set up elsewhere, having to do with some variable, or is intrinsic to the command. I don't know what to ignore or assume as this is how i'm learning java.
I bought two books on Java and went searching for isDigit and found nothing discussing it beyond what that chart had, one of them didn't have it at all. Surely there is a more straightforward way of learning this stuff. I have a teacher, but he typically takes about
a day to get back to me, and the amount of work i have for his class doesn't afford me that luxury.
Sorry for the novel. i'm just frustrated, i feel stuck, and zybooks isn't the best teacher.