Problem Solving

Problem Solving


  • If I asked you to create a program that printed out the lyrics to 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall, what would be your first step?
  • If you were going to create a Bottles class, what methods might it have?

Incremental vs. Iterative

  • Incremental Solutions: Everything works at once.
  • Iterative Solutions: Something works from the beginning.

Night Writer

  • What would an incremental solution look like?
  • What would an iterative solution look like?

Iterative Process

  1. Identify the big picture goal
  2. Identify the interface
  3. Identify a small picture goal
  4. Plan to solve that small goal
  5. Write a small goal test
  6. Implement
  7. Repeat

Exercise 1: Common Words

  • Complete steps 1 - 3
  • Share
  • Complete steps 4 - 6
  • Continue on your own

Problem Solving for Others

  • Show them what you know.

Remaining Exercises

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