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Best Open Source Project To Learn From

 
David Aslan
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What is recommended open source project I can recommend to:

1. Students.
2. Programmers

So that I can
1. Help them appreciate proper coding style.
2. Help them learn proper code management.
3. Demonstrates design principles and patterns.
4. Show them how professional code looks, feels and smells different from student projects and give them a target to aspire to.

Suggestions?
 
William Brogden
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I would have students study the source code for the Java standard library first. The java.io package teaches a lot about the use of interfaces and abstract classes.

Best of all, you already have a copy in src.zip and any serious student should have it unzipped on a hard drive where it can be used to answer questions not covered in the JavaDocs.

For more advanced topics such as code management I would look into the various Apache Software Foundation projects.

Bill
 
Jeremy Wilson
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I normally use the jakarta.apache.commons libraries. They are projects that normally focus on making a portion of the JDK easier to use.
 
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