These are chat archives for Javaliant/AdventLearning

21st
Jan 2015
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 21 2015 02:31
Welcome @m1dnight .
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 21 2015 02:42
Anyone else try the cash register challenge?
I'm actually curious since I tried and I only get 85% completion, which I didn't even know a 'partially' was possible until this one. Not really sure what I'm not accounting for, since you can't see the input for the moderate challenges.
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 21 2015 04:00
Have you created your own input file with crazy out of bounds situations to see how it would behave? This is exactly why developers invented unit test frameworks. If you havent yet, this would also be where learning a little bit of junit (or another onr) would be very valuable.
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 21 2015 04:19
My name suggestions are: plain and easy to understand: 1)LearnJava2015 (because this is a group all learning together) or may be silly 2) UniversityOfReddit-CS200 (or whatever university esque class we think it should be)
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 21 2015 04:24
By the way there is a univerwity of reddit subreddit already, so that is why i kind of extended the name.
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 21 2015 05:18
Learnathon2015?
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 21 2015 05:23
Also, I figured out my problem. A rule I shall henceforth follow: never use float or double for currency. I reformated my code to use BigDecimal instead and it works now. Finally! It was bothering me, was one of those cases of not "knowing what I don't know"wasn't working and why, I feel like I looked everywhere before I happened on the fundamental fact of using a limited object. Feels so good to see it work so fast now. I actually happened on that post while working on some other problems, but it's good to finally get that latest challenge off my mind.
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 21 2015 09:38
Im in favour of LearnJava2015, if it is still available
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 21 2015 11:11
How about something in the lines of Java naming conventions for libraries? School4J or something similar.
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 21 2015 12:22
It just needs to be unique. The aim is to have a format where we can post targeted posts and questions with their own comment sections, but only for this group of people
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 21 2015 12:35
In hindsight, I think the "school" part belittles it a bit, but that's my opinion. It sounds noob-ish, for lack of a better word
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 21 2015 12:37
Any objection to /r/learnjava2015?
its still available
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 21 2015 12:47
Why the year? Is this a one-year thing? I'll be outdated in 11 months :> Perhaps something that sounds more fun? It is for fun in the end. JavaPlayground or something. I'm so bad at this.
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 21 2015 12:51
/r/javastudygroupofawesome
/r/leagueofextraordinaryjavaprogrammers
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 21 2015 17:23
JavaLearningPlayground
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 21 2015 19:24
Its still available
The name doesnt really matter to me, I'm fine with whatever you guys agree on