Previously on CS399J...
More hot fun in the summertime learning Java. Here's what my
students thought of it.
- What do you wish you had known before taking this
What is the most important thing you have learned in
- How to program a GUI. Or how to program in an enviorment other
than PSU computers.
- I wish I had known really how much time was needed for the
assignments. I wish I had some background with GUIs.
- I wish that I had more experience with Java before taking this
- more about guis. Anything more would have been helpful.
- How to run eclipse
- I need to have a good knowledge for UNIX
- more about other OS so it will help me with the projects
- #1 How much work was going to be required #2 Basic Java programming
- I don't think there was anything else that could have prepared me.
If you could give one piece of advice to someone taking this
course in the future, what would it be?
- How to program a GUI. The stuff behind the scenes may be nice,
but I think its important to have graphics to run it.
- The wealth of information one can learn from the online Java
docs. I had read a few books on Java but there is so much more to
the language than I thought.
- The most important thing I have learned in the course is never
giving up, and keep doing it over and over again and again until I
get it functioning fine.
- How to find out for myself what I want to know about the use
of a new class
- The most important I have learned in this class is how to use
- good programming skills
- The Graphics object --> Java2D Shapes
- That each Java class requires a lot of study prior to
implementation, and although interfaces are handy they require a
lot of research before trying to implement any major one.
- anonymous objects
- I think the most important thing I learned was the GUI
programing. in modern day computing that seems to be what most
What made you stay in this course?
- Have a programming tool in your computer set up to program so
when it comes time to program the GUI part of the class project
you dont have to waste time trying to get something set up so the
GUI will run
- The later assignments take more time than the first few
assignments. Start early on the assignments. Ask for more examples
on GUI programming- not necessarily about individual components
but rather how one converts an existing application to a GUI
- Don't take this course during the summer time.
- For those with obligations outside of school, don't do it in
summer session unless you can get a break from your outside
responsibilities. There is a lot of 'drop everything and
code'. While this works for some, it did not work for me.
- download eclipse to run your project
- take this class with a light load
- don't do the last project late .. it would be on the finals week
- Do not take this course unless it is the only difficult course
for the term, i.e. other courses should require less than 8 hours
a week in total to be successful.
- Either know eclipse or resign yourself to not learning it and
use the cli tools.
- do your homework assignments early. I heard that advice at the
beginning of this course and did that. I was glad I started early
on all of them.
- I liked learning more about Java and programming and the
desire to learn about GUI's
- I learned a lot more about the Java language than I previously
knew. It is good experience in case I pursue a future career as a
- What made me stay at the course is the fact that the quizzes
became online and I did not have to go to the class. As it takes
me about half an hour to get to the university and it is more
convenient to watch the course online.
- I like java
- The content of the class is very good.
- it was interesting
- The clarity of the course .. I have taking other courses where
I don't control my time the instructor will come at the end of the
week and assign projects and that really missed my time
- Simple, I need it, I need to complete my degree work so I
functionally had no other choice.
- wanted to learn java
- I wanted to learn JAVA in depth. See if there were things I
didn't already know about it. Which there were.
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