Getting Better at Programming (Java)

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Re: Getting Better at Programming (Java)

Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:21 AM

i am between 3 and 4
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 03:42 AM

Great thread macosxnerd101, I would say I'm around 3-4. Btw, why do u say that using a drag and drop GUI is advanced? Don't you mean coding your own? Just curious,
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Re: Getting Better at Programming (Java)

Posted 23 May 2011 - 03:58 AM

There is a Java Drag-and-Drop API that lets you write code so that you can do things like drag your own JButtons. I've got a couple tutorials on this. :)

http://www.dreaminco...cs-of-dragging/
http://www.dreaminco...art-2-dropping/
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:00 AM

EDIT: Never actually knew about that, so the user can code forms in real-time? Thanks, will look at tutorials. v0rtex

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:02 AM

This isn't a GUI Builder like the NetBeans GUI Builder. This is different. You are coding your own from scratch. You are writing the code that allows you to physically drag the JButton and drop it in a JTable for example. This is the API that the NetBeans drag-and-drop uses. :)
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Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:07 AM

Yes, thanks :) I thought it was something else. I'm reading the tutorial atm, it looks really good. well done!
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Re: Getting Better at Programming (Java)

Posted 23 May 2011 - 04:08 AM

Glad you're enjoying! :)
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Posted 01 June 2011 - 03:03 PM

Right now I'm probably in between two and three. I just have one last thing in three and that is ArrayLists. Then I'm going to move on to Data Structures and such even though I don't start ninth grade for a few months and that's when I start AP CS. Really excited. Also thanks for the thread a ton :D
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Posted 02 June 2011 - 06:45 AM

I initially replied a year ago and I reported that I was an entry-level stage 3. I would now say I am a stage 4. However, some things all over need some advancements. My data structures are still a bit weak from stage 3. But I am good at finding performance bottlenecks and Networking.
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Re: Getting Better at Programming (Java)

Posted 08 June 2011 - 04:30 PM

I came here 2 years ago as a 0, now I'm lik 3/4 borderline. ^__^
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Posted 05 July 2011 - 06:27 PM

I am at 2.5ish haha.
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Posted 08 July 2011 - 11:28 AM

I feel like im in the 3-4 range.

Though i have to ask you all. I started programming 4 years ago when I took AP comp sci as a joke course to fulfill my 5 class obligation without knowing i would totally fall in love.

I've just finished my 3rd year of community college and am moving on to University this fall. With 4 years of atleast academic programming under my belt i feel like i should atleast be in the 4 range by now? Am I wrong to feel that i'm behind in my knowledge/time programming ratio?

Great List by the way. If only you could provide some decent links for each of the topics you have described. Than this would be perfect.(Off to google what the hell refraction means)
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Re: Getting Better at Programming (Java)

Posted 08 July 2011 - 12:23 PM

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Am I wrong to feel that i'm behind in my knowledge/time programming ratio?


Probably, in the sense of "incorrect". Probably not, in the sense of "morally deficient". :)

Anything worth learning is going to be a long road, and there will always be things you feel you haven't covered adequately. That's life - like anything worth doing, programming is a lifetime undertaking, and you shouldn't be in any hurry to get to the end of it. Like any development project, it's easiest to measure your progress when you set small, incremental goals with boolean (not scalar) values of completion.
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Posted 01 September 2011 - 08:07 PM

it is funny thing I have bits and pieces from all stages I which I had this list 4 years ago probably would have saved me a alot of wasted time. Anyways yeah I would not consider myself a stage 4 programmer but I defiantly have done alot more of stage 4 then some of the stage 3 stuff and so on. Leave it to me to do things ass backwards lol
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Re: Getting Better at Programming (Java)

Posted 19 September 2011 - 06:34 AM

I'm making a small edit to the original post. Mainly to get the title of my ArrayList tutorial correct. Arrays vs. Static Arrays is a bit ambiguous. ;)

I'd say I'm in the 3-4 range. I haven't used Java in quite a while as I've had my hands full with a handful of different things for school. I'm in a databases class now, Programming Languages, Compilers, my job...ahhhh...lots of different things going on. Not very much free time for on-my-own-time programming.

I'd tend to think most students that have had a bit of formal training in a few classes or something would be in the 3-4 range. This seems to be the norm. I've done a bit of threading, but nothing major.
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