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Candy Smith
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I am so frustrated with my online college instructor its not funny. The online book that we're "allowed" to access doesn't contain anying of the appendices that the chapters reference and we actually PAY to access it.

I have no list of keywords, and I'm supposed to be writing a payroll program. I am three weeks behind in my course because I can't figure out which keywords are not "allowed" to be used. Can anyone help me please?

I have to pass this for my degree. I'm doing 9wk blocks and this is my next to last block of courses.
My instructor simply sends me to the website HE created and it is nothing but blahblahblah to a beginner who has never used it. Please Please tell me someone can help me!
Ulf Dittmer
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Welcome to JavaRanch.

I'm not sure how strictly to interpret the "keywords we're allowed to use" part, but if you're looking for a list of Java keywords then the Java Language Specification contains one.

If you're looking for other/better introductory material, then the Sun Java Tutorial contains plenty of that.

Does that help?
Henry Wong
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I have no list of keywords, and I'm supposed to be writing a payroll program. I am three weeks behind in my course because I can't figure out which keywords are not "allowed" to be used. Can anyone help me please?


"Class keywords"?!?!? Or do you mean keywords of the Java Language? See link...

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/java/nutsandbolts/_keywords.html


BTW, how does not having the list of keywords put you three weeks behind? If you use a keyword, the compiler will complain, and you don't use it again. You waste a minute.

Henry


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