Seeing Java

In the world of programming there is a particular language known for its…well…thoroughness in doing its job: Java. If any programming language were to build the Great Pyramids, it would probably be Java – and this is no compliment!

A friend of mine is the teaching assistent for a Java class at the University, however, and out of curiousity I recently had him send me a class project. I’ve always ignored Java despite it being one of the most popular programming languages and wondered what I might be missing out.

The rest of this post is a personal reflection on my experience building a program to compare two Poker hands in Java as a “class project” for a first-year Java class.

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