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Thread: Perfecting My Designing Technique

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    Default Perfecting My Designing Technique

    Hi, I will be using this to document my progress on my first solo Java project. I will be taking notes on anything I've learned from this project and posting them here for feedback. Criticism is praised, wether it be on my notes or my actual programming.

    The aim is to perfect every step of my programming technique from the initial design phase to the coding and debugging.

    The project I am making is a database that will store data for types of computers. I will then create a search function and a GUI so that someone could search the database for specific criteria. I will be basically posting notes with questions included as I make progress and hopefully you guys can give me some pointers if I need any help.

    So first of all I need a constructor for Computer. The variables for this class will be
    Should these be static variables?
    int processorSpeed
    String processorBrand
    String processorModel
    String computerBrand
    int amountOfRam
    int numberOfUsbPorts
    boolean wiredEthernet
    boolean wirelessAdapter
    boolean laptop
    boolean desktop

    Organizing The Data

    I think I'm going to put the data in arrays and within the classes define it as an array index.
    This way my search function can match the array values with the chosen search criteria.
    And if they all match , it will return that laptop. If not it will return a string statement and suggest an alternative laptop that meets 5/7
    of the selected criteria.

    After the data is stored in the individual classes, I must create a GUI with buttons corresponding to each variable.
    If any of the buttons is selected, it is included in the search criteria that my search function will use.

    GUI Notes
    The GUI will be a basic window(300,300).
    There should be a file menu at the top with the option to exit the program and an option to restart the program.
    There will be radio buttons for each class variable.
    And a search button.

    Search Function Notes

    Not sure where to even start on this.

    Code as of 9/9/14
    public class Data {
    	public Data() {
    		// TODO Auto-generated constructor stub
    	public static void main(String[] args) {
    		// TODO Auto-generated method stub
    	public void Computer()
    		int processorSpeed;
    		String processorBrand;
    		String processorModel;
    		String computerBrand;
    		int amountOfRam;
    		int numberOfUsbPorts;
    		boolean wiredEthernet;
    		boolean wirelessAdapter;
    		boolean laptop;
    		boolean desktop;

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    Default Re: Perfecting My Designing Technique

    This is not the appropriate place to blog your programming activity.

    I'm closing this thread for now, because it's the most appropriate option available to me. When you've established a blog elsewhere and would like to add that note to this thread, please let me know via PM, and I'll add a mention of your blog for a short time before deleting or hiding the thread entirely.

    Keep coding!

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