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AP final project ideas

Matthew Fyffe

Joined: Jul 11, 2003
Posts: 16
Hey, I've been taking Java at my school for two years now and our teacher recently just assigned us our final project. Essentially, we need to just write a program that highlights our understanding of java. The project needs to cover various aspects of the java language and well, needless to say, I've been coming up short on ideas.
The project would need to include some sort of Set, Map, List, Sorting, Searching, Saving, Loading essentially anything you can think of that isn't to complicated in java (we don't know much of networking).
For my project I've been playing with the idea of creating a database that would store information on the sport of track and field. The way it would function is it would have information on each competition, event and runner. However, I'm not sure if this would be complicated enough to exemplify my understanding of the java language.
Does anyone here have ideas for a project that would cover the necessary traits or has had to do a project similar in description and can provide an idea of what they did? Note: The program must be legal so the idea of hacking into Iraq's information system as I found in the search menu is not a valid option.
Thanks for any help and if this is bothersome, the mods can delete it.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Perhaps a project or two listed at the following sites will help to give you some ideas.
  • Roedy Green's List of Student Java Projects
  • Projects associated with various chapters of Bradley Kjell's Introduction to Computer Science using Java - the project links are on the right side of the page
  • Projects associated with various chapters of David J. Eck's Introduction to Programming Using Java

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    Mike Gershman
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    Joined: Mar 13, 2004
    Posts: 1272
    Beyond Dirk's suggestions, you might want to check out the ACM Programming Contest Archives
    These problems are fairly challenging and not Java-specific, but perhaps you want to shoot for an A.
    [ May 02, 2004: Message edited by: Mike Gershman ]

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