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Bank Account Scenario...........deeply troubled

Stevie McBride
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Joined: Feb 01, 2002
Posts: 5
Hi All,
I've only just begun to study Java and I'm loving it but I'm troubled to understand where to start with a scenario entailing :-
A Current Account, Platinum Account and a Student Account.
All 3 can be opened with or without a deposit this inturn effects the overdraft limit, (set at 2.5 times the deposit).
Platinum and Student Accs have interest capabilities.
They all have to contain methods regarding, withdrawing, depositing and retrieving a new balance. My problem is not the seperate issues of it all, it's putting them all together to compile corectly and run.
Where do I start with such a scenario or with any, is there a best way to tackle a problem? I keep trying to see the full coded program in my head and it's driving me nuts!! Please Help
Thanks Stevie.
Junilu Lacar
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Joined: Feb 26, 2001
Posts: 5270
    
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Ahh.. the joys of creating software
Unless you are a chess grandmaster, you need to stop trying to "see it all" in your head. Break down the big problem into smaller and simpler problems. Software needs to be grown. Make a little bit that works. Then add a little bit more that works and so on until you have no more little bits to add.
There's so much more to writing software (people have written whole books about it, you know) but for now, just try to sort out your thoughts and simplify.
HTH,
Junilu
Junilu Lacar
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Stevie,
You might also want to go through the following tutorial to get a feel for how you would go about building an application.
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/new2java/divelog/part1/
 
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