Zoom link for 9/13 Sunday
Below is our Zoom link for presentations on Sunday 9/13:
Meeting ID: 908 242 2857 Passcode: craw
Thank you very much for holding HopHacks.
We were inspired by the idea of making a game. We thought a card game would be fun!
What it does
The user can play Blackjack or "21" in the Java console against a computer. The program displays the player's current hand and the dealer's face up card. At the end, the player displays scores and who won.
How we built it
We used repl.it to collaborate in the coding process. We wrote pseudocode. Then, we translated some of that pseudocode into actual Java code. We tweaked the code as we went along, testing and fixing issues.
Challenges we ran into
One challenge we ran into was getting the "Ace" card to switch values between 1 and 11 as needed. Another challenge we ran into was debugging in general.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We've had successful runs of the game, and the presentation is professional.
What we learned
We learned how to write methods, use multiple files in a Java program, and organize a large project. We also learned how to work together as a team and persevere.
What's next for Blackjack a.k.a. "21" in Java
Next steps are possibly to incorporate a GUI into the game or to make the dealer a smarter 'computer opponent'.