Java recognizes three types of loops, namely ‘for,’ ‘while’ and ‘do-while’ loops that all accomplish the similar goals of iterating the block of code until a certain condition is met. The following article explores the differences between each of the loop variants and demonstrates the situations when choosing one type of loop over the other can be a benefit. There are many examples of using all three types of loops, but I’ve selected the general form and the infinite loop to illustrate the primary differences.
In the following article, I outline the process of making a simple interest calculator in Java and leveraging Swing GUI widget toolkit for Java. [Read more…]
Let’s say we have 3 arrays of following tetromino letters: J, L, O. Tetromino J is a 4 member long array (J,J,J,J), signifying the number of positions J block can take. L tetromino is also a 4 member long array and O is a square tetromino that has only one position (1 member long array). How do we calculate the total number of all unique n-letter long permutations, without programmatically permuting through them? [Read more…]
Java offers eight primitive data types which are not always adequate to store data of all types. There are situations when the specific data type does not fit into any of the primitive data types offered by Java. Thus it is essential to understand the boundaries and restrictions of the primitive data types in Java. In this article, I demonstrate a couple of the scenarios in which the Java data types are not sufficient enough and require substitute approach.
Following is the first article in a series Java for Beginners that shows how to write an application class in Java and introduces the reader to dialog boxes, string to integer conversion and other basics of Java. [Read more…]