Background One of the advantages of decoupled components in systems is that you can extend the system without having to touch the existing code. Sometimes you don't even have to recompile the old ...
I see that Java has Boolean (class) vs boolean (primitive). Likewise, there's an Integer (class) vs int (primitive). What's the best practice on when to use the primitive version vs the class? ...
I'm new to object-oriented programming, and I keep running into this issue. (I'm programming in Java) I've been a bit reluctant to ask about this, since it seems like such a basic issue, but I can't ...
To learn classes and objects at my university, students are required to develop a simple game (nine-mens morris or something similar) using Java. Java is used because of its libraries and tool ...
Unlike C++, in Java, we cannot have just function declarations in the class and definitions outside of the class. Why is it so? Is it to emphasize that a single file in Java should contain only one ...
I'm seeing a lot of instantiable classes in the C++ and Java world that don't have any state. I really can't figure out why people do that, they could just use a namespace with free functions in C++, ...
I'm still a student in high school (entering 10th grade), and I have yet to take an actual computer course in school. Everything I've done so far is through books. Those books have taught me concepts ...