Saturday, 28 May 2016

How to Check if Given Number is Prime Number in Java

Before writing a progarm to check if a number is prime or not, let's first revise what is a prime number? In Maths, a number is said to be prime if it is not divisible by any number other than itself. You can now convert this definition to code and create your Java program to check if given number is prime or not.

Friday, 27 May 2016

How to Calculate Factorial in Java using Recursion and Loop

Java Program to calculate factorial in Java using Recursion
You can calculate factorial of a given number in Java program either by using recursion or loop. The factorial of a number is equal to number*fact(number-1), which means its a recursive algorithm and that's why it is often used to teach recursion to programmers in computer programming classes.

But, recursion is not always preffered in production code and that's why you also need to learn how to convert a recursive algorithm to an iterative algorithm i.e. algorithm which make use of various loop construct in Java programming language.

Here in this Java beginners tutorial, I'll teach you both ways to calcualte factorial in Java i.e. with and without recursion. Since recursive algorithm is very simple, we'll fisrt look at that and later we'll check out how to calculate factorial without recursion.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

How to print Pyramid Pattern of Numbers in Java

Write a Java Program to print the following Pyramid pattern of numbers:

1
12
123
1234
12345
1234
123
12
1

You can easily print above pattern using two loops and with the help of print() and println() method of PrintStream. You can access them using System.out object as System.out.print() and System.out.println().

But, in this program, I'll show you can print this patter by using just one loop instead of two.

Friday, 20 May 2016

10 Java Books Every Senior Developer Should Read

Apart form programming, one of my passion is to read books. I have hundreads of e-books on my smartphone and PC and tens of book on my self, especially realated to Java. Since I have benefitted a lot from the book, I am going to share my collection of Java related books, which I think every senior developer should read. By saying senior Java developer, I mean anyone doing programming in Java for more than 3 to 4 years. You don't need to buy these books, you can download PDF from Internet for some of them, or you can borrow it from your friends or library, but your must read these books. Sometime, I end up purchasing the book but never get chance to read it, that's what I hate. If you have book which looks like new even after one year of purchase, then you have not read it. This is why I also like to borrow books from friends and library. This put me some pressure to read atleast couple of chapters before returning it :-)