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Dolfandave Uyemura
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Hi all,
This is my first post here. I have enjoyed my stay so far. I needed a site like this to challenge me enough to be interested. I can safely say after going through some of the exercises I have learned a lot and feel more comfortable w/ Java. I have gotten Say4b to work with 34 strings and about 230 lines total..way too many compared to the instructors 115 but hey, it works for all values from 0 through 999,999,999,999. I have spent about three weeks on it off and on after the kids go to bed. The characters start to look alike at 3:00am . Anyway, what a great challenge and I look forward to many more.
ddave
 
Barry Gaunt
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Hi ddave, good to meet you. The real fun starts when you submit your programs for nitpicking. You will soon see how to "reduce the programs to the max", as they say. Edward Sissorhands is nobody compared with these guys.
-Barry
 
Matthew Phillips
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Dolfandave,
Welcome. I agree with Barry on this one. The nitpickers will butcher your code, but you will learn a lot in the process.
 
Dolfandave Uyemura
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Thanks guys. I look forward to it. I have been doing the exercises and have to save up the 200 nuggets to get nitpicked but it's in progress as well.
Talk to you soon.
ddave
 
jason adam
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Just to reiterate what the previous posters have said, the nitpicking process helps tremendously! You'll be surprised at how even the "simple" assignments like Java-1a and b can be reduced to make the code more efficient.
Heck, I tried passing over the very first assignment when I started because I thought I had it down. WRONG! Took a couple of nitpicks just to get past that one!
Welcome on board, you'll learn a lot from the folks that hang around these parts.
 
Carol Murphy
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I wouldn't characterize nitpicking as 'butchering' one's code. It's more like very necessary cosmetic correction!
 
Jim Yingst
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Oh, come now. If you've signed up for something called a "cattle drive" (and you're not one of the people doing the driving), shouldn't you expect to eventually get butchered?
 
Donald R. Cossitt
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Carol;

very necessary cosmetic correction

My Dad used to tell me "any old barn can stand a little paint." 'Course he was responding to Mom putting on her lipstick! :roll:
doco
 
Elouise Kivineva
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I bet the barn just loved that sentiment.
 
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