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- 08-16-2011, 11:59 PM #1
Ideas for Beginning Projects
Hey guys, I am new to java as in this is my first year doing it. I have some general knowledge of how everything works, and I'm almost done with my book Head Fist Java. My question for you is this:
A: What are some good beginning projects for me
B: Where can i find a list of projects that are good for beginners.
I hope this question makes sense. If nothing else post what projects you did when learning, or post something you thing would be relatively fun.
Thanks a lot guys!
- 08-17-2011, 12:42 AM #2
It's best to do something that interests you. A game perhaps. Some examples I can recommend are: Text editor like notepad, more advanced text editor which uses RTF, a gui calculator like you'd find on any os, an address book, Black Jack, Poker, etc.
Here is a list of some more: http://www.dreamincode.net/forums/to...ct-ideas-list/
- 08-17-2011, 12:47 AM #3
- 08-17-2011, 02:23 AM #4Member
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I am trying to pick up java as well. I am using this website.
Javanotes 6.0 -- Title Page
At the end of each chapter there is a general quiz and a series of programming exercises. It also provides you with the code in case you get stuck. Outside of that, I use my old textbook as a reference as well (Damn im kicking myself for not putting enough effort into this class as i should have). Most textbooks offer a similar setup.
- 08-17-2011, 05:39 AM #5
@Junky: well, you do have to be a jerk about it. I came here looking for an educated opinion from people who know java. Your post was unhelpful, and it is not my fault you are bitter. good day sir!
to the other two, thank you so much! i didn't even think of a text editor. I like that. Also thanks for the link Willriker. I'll definitely have to check it out.
- 08-17-2011, 05:45 AM #6
- 08-17-2011, 05:51 AM #7
Junky can be harsh at times, but if you need help and provide the correct amount of information he will help you out. He is very good at being honest. He is harsh at times but if you can take the criticism you will benefit.
@op: I'd suggest starting with a simple notepad clone which just uses a JTextArea(the font management will be minute(all font will be the same as well as colors, sizes, etc(parentheses in parentheses yay!)))
It's a good learning experience for sure, you will learn about io.
To make a more advanced one you will have to check out JTextPane, both are fun projects and help learn a good amount. If possible try to avoid making it one giant blob of code and have multiple classes working together.
The address book is also good because it can get you used to oopness and you can either serialize the data, or use a database. Some functionality to include is searching, sorting, etc. I went with serialization and it was pretty easily able to handle 100000 entries.
- 08-17-2011, 07:14 AM #8
Thanks again! I like the Address Book idea, and will most definitely work on it. This is the best forum and you guys are always speedy quick.
On a side note, i love the Futurama pic Sunde
- 08-17-2011, 08:24 AM #9
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