Need help on how to start off with a program
Hello all new here :o
Need some help on developing a java software and not really sure how to start off.
Anyway I need to create software that tracks modules studied by students. The Module name and Student need to be recorded, where I would be able to add and remove and display entrys.
What would be the best way to implement this? and how would I or rather where would I store the records?
Any help would be much appreciated as I'm slightly lost. :(
How serious a project is this?
Is this a real application, or a
real application for a class assignment?
You'll get very complex opinions and answers
if this is an application for a customer.
Assuming this is a class assignment, I would
I need to develop minimum two classes, but five classes is better,
I'm not sure if I need to use a database, but I would assume so unless
Java can somehow store records.
go with the basic MVC pattern. This way you
design your output as you imagine it.
The model should probably be a structure of
linked nodes of some sort. You'll get some
great experience on how to store your data
For data, I would use a simple linked list.
I read somewhere, that for any application where
the programmer is fairly UNCERTAIN about the
data he is handling, that a simple linked list is
the most efficient or effective (I'm not sure which.).
After details are provided, upgrades can always be
made, but at least, progress will be made.
You are at an advantage because you know what
the data is that you are working with.
There's one idea. It's obviously bare-bones.
I recommend a dummy node at the head,
it makes algorithms that access it look
neater, and easier to interpret. Opinions will