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Java Java Objects (Retired) Meet Objects Creating New Objects

Is it bad to look at the "follow-along" code in the video and implement (almost copy) the concepts into the challenge?

I feel that if I use the code which I've created from looking at the instructional videos and implement the ideas in the challenge, I'm not going to learn the concept.

I have the challenge and my workspace side-by-side, and I frequently look at my workspace for help, is that bad, or will I learn eventually?

Example.java
public class Example {

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        System.out.println("We are going to create a GoKart");

    }
}

1 Answer

I think it would be good to do what you did then to create another like program without looking at the first program and see if you get it right.

For example, if you are watching them create a GoKart class then do a dune buggy one or something. Try to do it without looking at the other code; this is a good way to see if you remember what is being taught. If you get hung up just ask questions.