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Java Java Data Structures Getting There Class Review

Java Data Structures

Not so much a question as a comment; I kind of feel like I should have taken this level before taking the other two Java courses. Is that how it is supposed to go? Because when I viewed the Java courses in the library, sorted by "difficulty", this one came last (reading the list from left to right), so I assumed this would be the most challenging; and it might yet turn out to be, but I feel like everything thus far is "Ok, so that's what that is, that's what it does", whereas the other two videos were "Ok, that's what it's called, but what is it doing? How does it work? (or indeed "Why doesn't it work?").

Benjamin Gooch
Benjamin Gooch
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I feel like this course is filling in the gaps of what the first two taught (assuming you are referring to Java Basics and Java Objects). This is probably because of the repetition you're exposed to at this point as well as deeper explanation on why things work the way they do.

For example, I completed the Java Objects course last night and told my wife I had completed all of the basic courses, but didn't feel like I understood how to lay out the files (like in packages using imports and all that) but this lesson goes over all of that. While it seems like it's stuff you should know up front, I think Treehouse wants you to learn things about the syntax and common practices first before diving deeper.

Your comment was posted 9 months ago, do you feel at this point that you have a much better understanding of how everything fits together?