These are chat archives for Javaliant/AdventLearning

22nd
Jan 2015
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 00:06

ok, votes for the next 24hrs now that we have a bunch of suggestions (in no particular order). 1 vote per person:

#1) LearnJava2015

#2) UniversityOfReddit-CS200 (or similar course name)

#3) javastudygroupofawesome

#4) leagueofextraordinaryjavaprogrammers

#5) JavaLearningPlayground

#6) JavaPlayground

#7) School4J (or another java library style name).

Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 00:34
Would LearnJavaPlayground be the same conceptually as "JavaLearningPlayground" just wondering because "LearnJavaPlayground" would include the actual name of the place where this all started.
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 00:42
Side note: we should also all agree on the JDK version to be using just to eliminate any strange problems between implementations. I'm going to suggest JDK8. It has been out a while (25 updates) and JDK9 is not public yet. JDK8 also introduced Generics (which are a thing I guess???) and some other stuff that is beyond what this group will likely need for a few months. Comments?
I vote #5 with the variation "LearnJavaPlayground" (but my vote can also go to #5 as suggested by Javaliant)
..... #4 and #5 are pretty dang similar anyway.
FWIW #3 was sooo close to being my choice
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 01:41
offtopic: working on CodeEval-103 and holy crap... I forgot how big of a pain in the ass simple file IO is in java. crap, no wonder other languages laugh at java for some things.
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 22 2015 02:38
Eh, what problem are you having?
Also, I vote for LearnJavaPlayground or JavaLearnPlayground as well.
Also, definitely should use the latest JDK.
Generics have been out a while though. 1.8 introduced Lambdas and Streams (which employ lambdas), as well as a new java.util library to go with it.
afaik, anyway.
I'm doing CodeEval 125 now.
Actually, I'll do it later.
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 22 2015 07:15
I ended up staying up and doing 4 codeEval problems, but not 125. I'm saving that one for the weekend.
I think overall. Project Euler, Codingbat, and CodeEval are great ways to warm-up practice. At least in the algorithmic/programming mindset sense.
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 22 2015 14:39
I voete #6. Short, to the point.
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 22 2015 14:39
I just want to start. xD
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 22 2015 14:40
I guess the JDK should be the latest one (i.e., JDK 8). This way we can discuss the new features like streams :)
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 22 2015 14:40
Definitely.
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 22 2015 14:40
So who'll make the subreddit?
I also want to ask, will there be some sort of rank? Like beginner, novice, expert and master or something
Where is this CodeEval thing?
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 22 2015 14:42
I'm not sure if that's even worth discussing. If we get a lot more people who are interested, then it would make sense to have a tier list just so people can pair up with others around the same level.
Christophe De Troyer
@m1dnight
Jan 22 2015 14:45
Cool :) I was just wondering
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 22 2015 14:45
Have you checked out any of those sites I mentioned?
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 22 2015 18:25
As far as ranking your skill goes, we could have self-applied flairs
I vote for /r/javalearningplayground
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 18:39
ok that is:
3 votes for JavaLearningPlayground / LearnJavaPlayground (2 for the latter variant, 1 for the former)
1 vote for JavaPlayground Unless we have more participation, It looks like we have our winner.
I've never created a subreddit, so if someone else has, then they can go for it.
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 22 2015 18:55
Ill do it. It's prety straightforward
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 18:56
great!
so LearnJavaPlayground it is. it wasn't a super majority, but it did get the most votes.
DannydeJong
@DannydeJong
Jan 22 2015 18:56
so /r/javalearningplayground?
ah
gotcha
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 22 2015 18:57
sorry the former / latter bit was where I tallied up which variant had the most votes
LearnJavaPlayground got 2, JavaLearningPlayground got 1 and JavaPlayground got 1