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Methods: Chapter 2 = short... too short
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Default Methods: Chapter 2 = short... too short - 09-14-2013, 09:45 PM

It seemed like the book ("Programming with Alice and Java") went full speed ahead and said to us on many occasions, "oh yeah, remember we did that it chapter 1?" No, we didn't do that in chapter 1. And you're not even explaining it very well now! You quickly glossed over it in terms that only someone who's written this book would understand!!

I thought the frog, cheerleader and jet exercises were very difficult without much direction. Then I found myself over-thinking the mummy exercise -- thinking I needed to add all of these variables, parameters and poses... nope... it was pretty much normal stuff.
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Default 09-15-2013, 02:21 AM

I know exactly what you mean. I had to go back to the previous chapter to look up several things that I didn't remember learning, like using the "set pose" method. The organization of the book is a little weird, and they could probably have gone into more detail about a lot of important concepts that they just skimmed over.
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