This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
If your problem boils down to permuting a list of strings then I suggest that you take a look at java.util.Collections. There is a shuffle method that does just that. You will also find java.util.Arrays useful to get yourself a List to shuffle. [ January 02, 2004: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]