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Pauline McNamara
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Originally posted by Dick Summerfield:
Just submitted OOP-1 (DaysOld) for the first time...

Which of course means I got through the first section and I'm still grinning from ear to ear !!!


Way to go Dick, keep up the good grinnning.
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by Pauline McNamara:


Way to go Dick, keep up the good grinnning.


Why, thank you kindly ma'am!
Pauline McNamara
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Not a good year for those poor mooses!

Originally posted by john abong:
Submitted OOP-1(DaysOld)


Congratulations John, enjoy the OOPs!
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by Pauline McNamara:
Not a good year for those poor mooses!
Congratulations John, enjoy the OOPs!


Congratulations from me too John. Let's hope somebody is looking for the hammer and nails...

OOP-2 is quite enjoyable if you have masochistic tendencies. I'm still awaiting a first reaction from nitpick@... but I think we're in for an extensive session
[ January 11, 2008: Message edited by: Dick Summerfield ]
Carol Murphy
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Congratulations on yer mooseness!
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by Carol Murphy:
Congratulations on yer mooseness!

Thanks Carol!

Don't know about the others but I'd be even happier if I could see my moosehead

(I reckon the figgerin' o' that thar OOP-3 is making me mighty grouchy... )
[ January 17, 2008: Message edited by: Dick Summerfield ]
Pauline McNamara
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Originally posted by Dick Summerfield:
Don't know about the others but I'd be even happier if I could see my moosehead



Hi Dick. I was jumping ahead a bit, of course, congratulating on getting through the section without even checking on whether some poor moose had already been decapitated.

I'm sure that Marilyn is busy busy busy with tons of stuff (can't imagine her any other way, actually) and will get those mooses up just as soon as she shakes a few more nits out of some lucky Cattle Drivers' code.

Wait 'til you see it, though, y'all will be so darn proud!!
[ January 17, 2008: Message edited by: Pauline McNamara ]
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by Pauline McNamara:
I'm sure that Marilyn is busy busy busy with tons of stuff (can't imagine her any other way, actually)

I reckon so too, Pauline - sorry for shootin' off my big mouth agin
(but I think I see a bit of light in the distance with OOP-3 after trawling the forum for "SortNames"... good tip on 22 February 2001 - thanks (for that too), Marilyn )
John Abong
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Thanks, Pauline! Dick congrats to you too!

OOP-1 was fun but I gotta tell ya', I am completely clueless with OOP-2. I haven't quite found the right information that explains what this stuff is and how to implement it (having never heard of hash-anything before).
I have a stack of 5 or six books and it still isn't sinking in.

A similar thing happened with OOP-1 one day I had no clue and the next day (weeks of reading) I put it all together on the first try.

Kind of reminds me of Say()...
[ January 21, 2008: Message edited by: john abong ]
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by john abong:
Dick congrats to you too!
... completely clueless with OOP-2 ... (having never heard of hash-anything before).
I have a stack of 5 or six books and it still isn't sinking in.

Thanks John,
regarding HashMap - I've discovered it pays to search (books or internet) on "Collections" as HashMap is just one of these and so is an ArrayList (looking ahead to OOP-3 ). The whole thing seems to be referred to as the JCF - "Java Collections Framework" and I'm sure it's something pretty neat but I feel it's been sprung on us a bit . (I was sorta feelin' ready for arrays 'n vectors 'n stuff and now this... )
The Java Tutorial has a Trail on Collections and The Java Developer's Almanac has some pretty useful examples (e355 for instance).
[ January 21, 2008: Message edited by: Dick Summerfield ]
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Following the bunny trail... for people who have programmed in other languages, HashMap is a kind of hashtable and ArrayList is very much like a vector.

Back to the original topic ... I went hunting and decapitated a slew of moose(s). Hopefully I didn't leave anyone out who deserved one.


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Jon Anslow
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Hi,

I still need my servlets moose hanging up please?

Jon
Marilyn de Queiroz
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Done
John Abong
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Yep, I'm on that trail hot and heavy, Dick. There's a scene in the movie, The 13th Warrior, a 1999 action film based on Michael Crichton's novel Eaters of the Dead, directed by John McTiernan, where Antonio Banderas (an Arab courtier) observes a horde of Vikings around a night-time campfire on their way to do battle. The time frame is compressed to show how, over time, Antonio (and the viewer), through keen observation, slowly begins to understand the Norse language, which magically fades into english.

Learning Java is a lot like that for me; plenty of "Aha!" moments. It's that one piece of information, at the right time, on the right day that makes all the rest make sense.

Damn, fun! On to the hashVectors and arrayContainers!
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by Marilyn de Queiroz:
I went hunting and decapitated a slew of moose(s).


Thanks Marilyn. That looks great!
[ January 22, 2008: Message edited by: Dick Summerfield ]
Dick Summerfield
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Originally posted by john abong:
...slowly begins to understand the Norse language, which magically fades into english.
Learning Java is a lot like that for me; plenty of "Aha!" moments.

I know what you mean John. I could just hope my "Aha!" moments came a bit more often . Never mind - Now, in moments of despondency we can go and take a peek at our mooseheads . Don't they look great! (Mine's way down at the bottom, by the way - the intrinsic unfairness of alphabet - something which, with your name, you won't complain about, I think ).
[ January 22, 2008: Message edited by: Dick Summerfield ]
John Abong
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Yep, I always had to go first in everything. Hey where do we view our mooseheads?
Pauline McNamara
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check it out



(Link's at the top of the Cattle Drive forum page that lists all the threads.)
John Abong
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