Join Patrick Royal for an in-depth discussion in this video Accessing Peripherals, part of Code Clinic: Java.
- Hello and welcome to Code Clinic. My name is Patrick Rowe. Code Clinic is a monthly course where a unique problem is introduced to a collection of lynda.com authors. In response, each author will create a solution using the programming language of choice. You can learn several things from code clinic: different approaches to solving a problem, the pros and cons of different languages, and some tips and tricks to incorporate into your own coding practices. This month, the problem is to create a musical instrument controlled by the mouse. Move the mouse up and down to change the pitch, move it side to side to change the volume.
The instrument is silent until we click and hold one of the mouse buttons. Letting go of the button turns off the musical tone. It's a simple request, but because it requires access to the mouse, it may be difficult or impossible in some languages. In all cases, we'll explore some ways to solve the problem and learn why they might not work. Thomas Edison observed: You may want to take some time and solve the problem yourself.
In the next videos, I'll explain how I answered the challenge.
Patrick introduces challenges and provide an overview of his solutions in Java. Challenges include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.
Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenges in languages like C#, C++, PHP, Python, and Ruby.
Skill Level Intermediate
Problem One: Exploring Lake Pend Oreille
Problem Two: Image Analysis
Problem Three: Eight Queens
Problem Four: Accessing Peripherals
Problem Five: Recursion and Directories
Problem Six: Building the Web
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