Java, Eclipse, and When Things Get Rough

  • What is one way to start a new programming project in Java?
  • What is an API?
  • What is a getter and a setter (http://java.dzone.com/articles/getter-setter-use-or-not-use-0)? They are functions used i object oriented programming.
  • What are the different languages for the Mindstorm NXT (http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2007/11/the-best-progra/)? Java, C, C#
  • What language will you be using to program your robot? Java
  • What is a prototype? It’s an idea or a model.
  • Explain to someone how you swap 2 values in Java. You have to write three lines that switch values ad replace.
  • How does selection sort use 2 for-loops? One scans to look for the next and the other swaps them.
  • How do you print all the values from an array? Print.out.println
  • What is the difference between a thermometer and a thermostat? Thermometer is an instrument used to measure temperature. A thermostat is a device that reads it and makes sure it is desirable for humans.
  • Why is plagiarism bad? You can take other people’s work and say it is originally yours.
  • How do you avoid looking like you are stealing someone’s code? You can state where you got the code from and who wrote it or change majority of it.
  • What are a few things you can do if you get really confused, lost, or stuck when trying to program? You can look up other people’s work to see what to do exactly.

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