Date application - help please!
I am trying to complete the following but have no idea where to start. Help please. I am very new to java and only have a basic understanding. Thanks.
Write an application in which the user can enter a date using digits and slashes ("2/4/2010"), and receive output that displays the date with the month shown as a word (such as "February 4, 2010). Allow for the fact that the user might or might not precede a month or day with a zero (for example, the user might type "02/04/2010" or "2/4/2010"). Do not allow the user to enter an invalid date, defined as one for which the month is less than 1 or more than 12, or one for which the day number is less than 1 or greater than the number of days in the specified month. Also display the date's ordinal position in the year; for example, 2/4 is the 35th day.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide.