Peer Review Request: Java Basics Series

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With the Java Basics series almost complete, I’m looking for some peer review support to help me polish the series.

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From Cybrotronics to The Renegade Coder

As you know by now, I’ve transitioned from a group blog, called Cybrotronics, to my own personal blog. During my time with that group, I worked on several types of articles that varied from product reviews to tech news.

Of course, the series closest to my heart was a chain of Java tutorials. In six months, I had published 9 Java tutorials (11 if you count the 2 pairs of articles I’ve merged). These 9 tutorials formed the basis of the entire series as they covered every topic I felt beginners needed to know.

Peer Review Request

Fast forward to today! I’m now looking to get that original series reviewed by my peers. I know I’m not the perfect writer as I have preconceived notions on what is important and what can be ignored. As a result, many topics shine through while others don’t make the cut. Of the topics that do make the cut, some may just be explained poorly or the topic is just too confusing for text.

Perhaps lessons could benefit from a video or animation. Maybe lessons just need more code snippets, or wording just needs a rework. Whatever the issue may be, I’d like to know about it. That’s why I feel it’s necessary at this point to request a little peer review from my readers.

If you have the opportunity in the next month, please consider leaving a comment or two. If you’d rather reach out over email, you can contact me using the email link in the author bio.

Java Basics Review

All comments regarding missing topics will go towards writing a final Java Basics Review tutorial which will tie together all of the core concepts from the first 9 lessons. I’m looking to publish the review article around May 15th, so only comments up until then while be included.

Of course, comments on existing content will also be used to revise those existing articles. I plan to give credit to everyone who shows their support, so don’t hesitate to give some feedback.

While you’re at it, take a look at the quizzes. At this time, each quiz is linked at the bottom of each lesson. If it makes more sense to group the quizzes together, we can do that as well.

No need to worry about the Java tutorial series coming to an end. If you look back on the Java Tutorial Rework article, you’ll see all the details about the next series which will focus heavily on data structures. I wouldn’t expect that series to kick off until June. However, I’ll be gaining a whole lot of free time as A Course comes to an end this month. Then I’ll have a lot more time for myself until B Course kicks off in the fall.

Jeremy Grifski

Jeremy grew up in a small town where he enjoyed playing soccer and video games, practicing taekwondo, and trading Pokémon cards. Once out of the nest, he pursued a Bachelors in Computer Engineering with a minor in Game Design. After college, he spent about two years writing software for a major engineering company. Then, he earned a master's in Computer Science and Engineering. Today, he pursues a PhD in Engineering Education in order to ultimately land a teaching gig. In his spare time, Jeremy enjoys spending time with his wife, playing Overwatch and Phantasy Star Online 2, practicing trombone, watching Penguins hockey, and traveling the world.

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