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Taking a college-level programming course? Maximize your learning with these Java tutorials. Peggy Fisher explores command-level programming, basic techniques such as managing loops and creating methods, debugging Java code, working with classes and objects, and storing and sorting arrays. Along the way, she investigates the Java API and Java's capabilities for running simulations and algorithm analysis, and issues challenges to write programs that utilize all of these Java features.
Lecturer at Penn State UniversityPeggy Fisher is a programmer and content manager at LinkedIn Learning.
Peggy's main focus is application programming in Java, Arduino, and C++. She has also worked on courses in COBOL and discrete ,athematics. Previously she was a faculty member at Penn State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology. She started out as a programmer working for a large insurance company, but after 18 years she left her job as a director of information technology to pursue her true passion teaching. She earned a master's degree in math education, and went on to teach high school math and computer science in Pennsylvania. In 2012, Peggy accepted a position as an instructional designer at Penn State, and shortly thereafter began teaching Intro to Application Programming with Java. She is a strong supporter of women in STEM. As one of the few female programming teachers, she serves as a mentor to incoming female freshmen who are considering a career in programming. She was also the K–12 outreach coordinator for the college, where she scheduled, ran, and taught summer camps for middle school and high school students. In a PBS NewsHour interview, she expressed that all students should take at least one programming class either in high school or college. Peggy enjoys constantly learning and finding new and exciting ways to bring technology to life in and outside of the classroom, such as using Arduino microcontrollers or Lego Mindstorms, to help make learning hands-on and fun.
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- So how did you make out? I hope you are able to compile and run your program from the command line. It's pretty cool, right? Let's take a look at my solution. Remember that your solution might be very different. All programmers program a little bit differently. We'll start with the code. At the very top I had to remember to import my Java.util.scanner. Line two is where I can declare my class, name and age. Line three I have my public static void main, then I read in the value that the user entered as the command line argument into the variable called prompt. I use that value to print that back out to the screen. I know the users going to type in a string and an integer. So I create a string for the name and an integer for the age. On line nine I create my new scanner object. Scanner in = new Scanner (System.in). Then I read in the name = in.nextLine and I read in the age = in.nextInt. I don't have to parse it since this is not coming from the command line prompt. This is actually…
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