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    I'm writing a blackjack game just to try and brush some rust off. I'm not looking for any code, but more the theory/steps behind how to write a deal class.

    I've got a functional deck generator, and I can shuffle my deck with no problem. Now I've turned my attention to dealing from this shuffled deck. At some point I will probably go back and re-write the fischer-yates shuffle algorithm instead of using Collections.shuffle(). Don't want to tackle that just now though. At some point I may try to add in bets/doubledowns/splits as well.

    anyway... deal method in Deal class, my foggy thoughts so far.

    scenario 1.
    Deal two cards
    Pass them into a dealer arraylist,
    Deal two more cards
    Pass them into a player arraylist.

    send the various arraylists to player-specific methods.

    Scenario 2.

    Deal four cards
    Split the cards in two.
    send the cards to different methods for each player.

    scenario 3.
    instantiate Deal twice. (once for player, once for Dealer)
    pass cards to various methods.


    Am I overlooking something? I'm not worried about hitting or staying at this point. Just a successful deal.


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    Either one seems reasonable. There are also other way to approach the problem, but you should go with whatever fits into your head the best. I'm not sure what else you're looking for from us?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinWorkman View Post
    Either one seems reasonable. There are also other way to approach the problem, but you should go with whatever fits into your head the best. I'm not sure what else you're looking for from us?
    That's pretty much all. Those are just the ways to accomplish a deal that pop into my head. I wouldn't mind some other general problem approaches. If not that's alright too. This is a purely personal project to shake some rust off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roscowgo View Post
    That's pretty much all. Those are just the ways to accomplish a deal that pop into my head. I wouldn't mind some other general problem approaches. If not that's alright too. This is a purely personal project to shake some rust off.
    Fair enough. But if you want my $.02, go with your gut. Five people could give you ten different ideas, but you're the one who has to implement it. If it fits in your head, go for it, and don't spend too much time worrying about whether it's the absolute best way to go about designing your program. Chances are, in six months you'll look back at your code and cringe no matter what you chose to do. That's not an insult, it's just a part of learning how to program again.
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    I absolutely agree about looking back and cringing, understand exactly what you're saying there. The hardest part of programming for me so far has been learning how to think my way through the logic. Where do I want to send this, what do I want back... why do I want it back etc. So knowing that I try to force my head around and through the solutions I come up with when I'm practicing. Remembering the syntax and fitting it together with the correct data types/formatting comes in a distant second.

    I re-wrote my card generator at least three complete times for instance.

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    I guess the knack of knowing how to organize your project comes with experience, but that's probably just as much simply coming up with your own flow that makes sense in your head and accepting that nothing you come up with will be perfect as it is familiarizing yourself with design patterns. Even so, you'll still come across instances where you end up rewriting large portions of your project, even after you've been developing for years.
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