This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Notice that when converting from octal to decimal, you don't need the leading zero in the String. Similarly, conversion from hexadecimal to decimal does not require (or allow) a leading "0X" or "0x". Art