I read the tutorials before starting assignments but when I go to the page numbers mentioned in the tutorial they seem incorrect. By any chance are the page numbers from the first edition of the book not the second edition that we are using now (2009) ?
I first wrote this stuff in 1998 ... so more than ten years ago. When I wrote it, I guess I had some heavy expectations on my future self.
DAMN YOU, PAST SELF! I'M NOT YOUR SLAVE!
That said, I haven't even held a copy of that book for many years. So I can't even look up the page numbers. I suppose there is a barnes and noble near by. I could pop over and figure out the page numbers.
But since I am scrambling to slap together a presentation I am giving on saturday, it will have to wait a bit.
That's right - I am dodging the task and volunteering somebody else to do it: my future self! But don't worry, my future self is such a jerk, I don't feel too bad loading him up with work. When he sees this in the calendar, he'll be mad, and I'll just laugh!
Of course, if you all work on this together and come up with the appropriate changes to the HTML and Katrina puts those changes in, then my future self will point at ME and laugh. See what I mean? He's such a jerk!
My thanks to my current nitpicker for helping the future trail boss take care of the unfinished business left by the past trail boss. It will be very helpful to future cattle being driven by nitpickers in the eons to come.
More corrections need, I think. On the page for the OOP assignments the top reads:
JavaRanch Cattle Drive - Classes and Objects
Read chapters 2, 3, 6 and the last half of chapter 7 in the book Just Java 1.2.
There are no names for the chapters so I cannot cross reference to the older book. Can the chapter numbers be fixed so I know what the chapters are to be read at this point?
Joined: Nov 03, 2006
I'll look into these!
Marilyn de Queiroz
Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Chapter 2: The Store of O: Object-Oriented Programming (Abstraction, Encapsulation, Comparing Primitive Types to Class Types, Constructors, Static, Access Modifiers)
Chapter 3: Explanation of "a Sample Program" (the Class "Object")
Chapter 6: More OOP - Extending Classses (Inheritance, Polymorphism)
Chapter 7: Java Statements (Exceptions)
I'm getting ready for OOP-1 and was busily reading, and very gradually it penetrated my brain that what I was reading had little to do with the topics mentioned. A quick search found this thread and the answer to my problem, a revised list of chapter references for "JavaRanch Cattle Drive - Classes and Objects." Much as I hate to trouble nitpickers...
How about this: if you tell me the page numbers, I'll update the instructions?
Joined: Feb 22, 2010
It's not the page numbers so much as the chapter numbers - it seems that the chapter numbers suggested before starting the Cattle Drive (1, 3, then 4, 7 and the first half of 9) correspond to the 6th edition, but the chapter numbers to be read before OOP don't (it currently says 2, 3, 6 and the last half of 7). I'm still reading through the alternatives suggested by Margaret earlier in the thread, but they seem to make sense. Maybe someone more familiar with the OOP section could confirm?
FWIW, every reference to a page number I've come across so far has had an accurate 6th edition version as well, so no worries there. :-)
Joined: Nov 03, 2006
Aaah, I see. I thought I had made those adjustments.