Need help on formulating a code for a JAVA program
Posted on 1998-05-27
Hi, I am new to JAVA and programming. I am teaching myself JAVA, so I am not that good and am trying to write this particular program. First, I will give the details of the requirements of the program. I know for many people it might be easy, but I am just a fresh programmer and I just want to use the suggestions as a reference. The following are the requirements for a program that I am working on. There are two parts to this program.
Write a JAVA program(Application or Applet) to do the following:
1) Take in five stock prices (expressed as decimal numbers such as 32.75) from the user.
2) Display the items accepted for input prior to any processing. Label this output as Echoprint.
3)Only one input are should be used (and reused) for input.
4) After the 5th item has been accepted, the program should print the highest and the second highest stock price among the five inputs. This output should be labeled: Max and Secondmax.
5)The program should be capable of accepting an indefinite stream of input and the user should indicate termination of input by entering a stock price of -1.
1)Modify the program above to accept a stock symbol (like Ntsc for Netscape and etc) followed by the 5 stock prices.
2) Print the Highest number and the Second highest number preceded by the stock symbol.
I do know some Visual Basic and kind of know how to find the Min. and Max. numbers from a given set of numbers. I also know how to do bubble sort. But, you see, I cannot do it in a single pass. I have to do the above program in a single pass.
I need help with Part A: #4 and Part B. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I am using Microsoft J++ 1.1 under Windows 95 environment.