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How important is string indexing etc

 
wayne brandon
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Is it vital to know string indexing (doing the exercises on codebat)

How often will you do what the exercises are showing in a real program / project?

I just wondered if im better moving onto something else and worrying about that when I need to.

 
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I think it is fair to say that the String class is among the most widely used classes in Java. Being able to work fluently with Strings is a vital skill to have.
 
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wayne brandon wrote:Is it vital to know string indexing . . .

Yes, as BG told you.

I think that String is the most commonly‑used class full stop.

How often will you do what the exercises are showing in a real program / project?

Never. But you will need the techniques and skills which CodingBat tests in real life programs.

I just wondered if im better moving onto something else and worrying about that when I need to.

It is something you need to know now.

Take it easy and develop your code slowly. It is no good biting off more than you can chew, but you will have to keep working at Strings and other commonly‑used classes until you have mastered them.
 
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