Join Peggy Fisher for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding algorithms, part of Up and Running with Java.
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- An algorithm is a set of steps needed to solve a problem.…It is written in our native tongue,…and not in any particular programming language.…It helps the programmer to think through the problem…and describe a possible solution…without worrying about the implementation.…Let's start by using an example…that we might be familiar with.…When we want to make cookies, we follow a recipe.…The recipe starts by identifying…all the ingredients we need,…then it provides a list of steps…that need to be executed in sequence.…
For example, if the recipe is for chocolate chip cookies,…we have to measure the ingredients,…preheat the oven, mix the ingredients…scoop the cookie dough onto a cookie sheet.…After the oven is preheated, we can place…the raw cookie dough in the oven…for a specified amount of time.…Then we remove the cookies and let them cool.…Finally, the best part, we get to eat the cookies,…with milk of course.…What would happen if we didn't provide…any measurements for the ingredients?…Or maybe we forgot to preheat the oven.…
- Downloading and exploring NetBeans
- Understanding Java basics: data types, strings, arrays, and more
- Controlling flow with functions and loops
- Creating classes
- Sorting and searching arrays
- Manipulating files
- Handling errors
- Building GUIs
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Java Basics
3. Flow of Control
4. Classes and Objects
5. Beyond the Basics
6. File Manipulation
7. Graphical User Interface Basics
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