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...considered harmful > Java: "Why isn't my input inputting?"

Posted 22 May 2014

One of the most common beginner traps in Java is the behavior of the "convenience" methods of the Scanner class. The usual scenario is this: the assignment is to write code accepting inputs of various types and process those inputs in some fashion. For example the assignment might be to prompt the user for a String, a substring, an...

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...considered harmful > Switch Statements in Java

Posted 22 April 2014

It has come to my attention, both here on DIC and in the real world, that many programmers do not actually know that there is a difference between a switch statement and a string of if-else clauses. This seems worthy of correction. It is simply not the case.

Before I begin, I should point out that this is really a somewhat academic question. In...

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...considered harmful > The Easy Way

Posted 22 April 2014

Just to clarify: "the easy way", in the real world, is the way that you can get done, and up and running, immediately. "The easy way" is not the way that would be easier if you just figured out how to do it - don't go down that rabbit hole!
If you have to choose between the clever way and the way you know, do it the...

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...considered harmful > Everything is done wrong

Posted 19 March 2014

Everything in software is done wrong. This is because, by the time you know how to do it right, you've already done it. The only exception is when you do the same thing over and over - and that's a DRY violation, and so wrong by definition.

...considered harmful > How to think about finding primes

Posted 26 January 2014

Finding primes is a common exercise in programming, and for good reason: it's a good exercise that combines mathematical thinking with programmatic thinking. The exercise comes in various forms, most commonly "find the nth prime" or "find the first n primes". Also common is "find all primes less than n". It turns...

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    jedii Icon

    20 May 2014 - 02:32
    hey i wondering if you help me with my python project really need help am willing to pay
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    PythonPanda Icon

    23 Apr 2014 - 10:50
    Great help!
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    helpheimer Icon

    18 Apr 2014 - 00:12
    prevented my noob brain from melting multiple times :)
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    Preacher2012 Icon

    30 Mar 2014 - 16:32
    you give great help, mind help me with my cipher lab?
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    yashwanth.c.b Icon

    02 Mar 2014 - 00:20
    wow....jon thank you...i am happy thar i've got reps from you.... :)
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    BenignDesign Icon

    23 Dec 2013 - 22:32
    Rawr. I love it when you talk nerdy.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    23 Dec 2013 - 08:54
    And what's wrong with library cred? A well read man is a sexy man.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    18 Dec 2013 - 13:35
    Gotta maintain that computer geek street cred.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    18 Dec 2013 - 13:11
    Your theme song is both hysterical and sad. I doubt the truth in it, but I get the point.
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    modi123_1 Icon

    26 Nov 2013 - 07:35
    http://motherfuckingwebsite.com/ -> a new project of yours?
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    modi123_1 Icon

    13 Nov 2013 - 12:03
    Heh - waves are fun. http://imgur.com/gallery/5SupAbL
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    BenignDesign Icon

    27 Aug 2013 - 12:01
    Naked ladies always dig the accordion player.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    27 Aug 2013 - 11:30
    The fact that you do weird shit like learning to play the accordion on a whim is why I freaking love you. <3
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    BenignDesign Icon

    24 Jun 2013 - 12:29
    My immediate assumption was you... however, without being 100% certain as I was unable to find it again in my skimming, I did not want to give incorrect attribution to such a fine piecing together of the English language.
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    BenignDesign Icon

    05 Jun 2013 - 10:19
    Haha! Anytime! I'm curious to see those bad ass running shorts.
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