Winter 2019.

This is the coldest day that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The weather was at -27 and the windchill was at -35. I was so bummed with the fact that there is literally nothing you can do except for watch the time pass by. A picture to remember the year and time.

Reads and links May 1st to May 15th 2018

LinksThoughts
Day one courseLike Shawn’s material. I did not buy it, as am already a power user of Dayone. If you thinking about journaling, I would think this would be wonderful
Concurrency and ParallelismSimple explanation about the most powerful concepts in programming.
Kids viewAnother great writeup from NPR for
Startup ideasThis was a good overview if ur in a startup. Not sure if I can translate this in a big shop where I’m used to.
GDPRAm sure am not alone in getting all GDPR privacy update emails. This link was a good overview.

JAVA 9 takeWhile and doWhile

Trying to get my hands wet with Java 9. Looks like the streams have got another round of good method updates. Here in this gist, we are trying to demonstrate the takeWhile and the dropWhile filter in the Java 9.
public static List createSong() {
return Arrays
.asList(new Song("Venilave", 2000, "Rehman"), new Song("Va Va Vasanthame", 2002, "Raja"), new Song("Vanjokotiya", 2010, "Raja"), new Song("semmaFigure", 2008, "Rehman"), new Song("Arabic kadloram", 2001, "Rehman"), new Song("Anjali Anjali", 1995, "Raja"), new Song("Pen alla Pen alla", 2010, "Rehman"));
}
public static void main(String args[]) {
createSong().stream().takeWhile(song -> song.getAlbumYear() System.out.println(song.getAlbumYear())).map(Song::getName)
.map(String::toUpperCase).forEach(System.out::println);
}

takeWhile method

Operates on a stream and in the code, we are trying to identify the songs that were from the year that is less than 2002. This condition qualifies only one record to be returned. The returned data is

2000
VENILAVE

dropWhile method

Aging this operates on a stream as well, and this one returns all the records whose album year is after 2002. So we get back the following records.

public class Song {
private String name;
private int albumYear;
private String genre;
public String getName() {
return name;
}
public void setName(String name) {
this.name = name;
}
public int getAlbumYear() {
return albumYear;
}
public void setAlbumYear(int albumYear) {
this.albumYear = albumYear;
}
public String getGenre() {
return genre;
}
public void setGenre(String genre) {
this.genre = genre;
}
public Song(String name, int albumYear, String genre){
this.name=name;
this.albumYear=albumYear;
this.genre=genre;
}

2002
VA VA VASANTHAME
2010
VANJOKOTIYA
2008
SEMMAFIGURE
2001
ARABIC KADLORAM
1995
ANJALI ANJALI
2010
PEN ALLA PEN ALLA

 

Freecode camp checkCashRegister problem.

I did not like the solution to this problem. But here it is., the question was about giving exact change back to user. The probiem with a $100 spent for a $3.26 purchase.


    var changeGiven = [];
    var total = 0;
    var quarters = 0;
    var pennies = 0;
    var nickels = 0;
    var dimes = 0;
    for (var totalCount = 0; totalCount < cid.length; totalCount++) {
        total = total + cid[totalCount][1];
        if (cid[totalCount][0] === "QUARTER") {
            quarters = Math.round((cid[totalCount][1] * 100 / 25), 2);
        } else if (cid[totalCount][0] === "PENNY") {
            pennies = Math.round((cid[totalCount][1] * 100 / 1), 2);
        } else if (cid[totalCount][0] === "NICKEL") {
            nickels = Math.round((cid[totalCount][1] * 100 / 5), 2);
        } else if (cid[totalCount][0] === "DIME") {
            dimes = Math.round((cid[totalCount][1] * 100 / 10), 2);
        }
    }
        return changeGiven
 

The above block solves most of the items that is needed to solve the problem. But when we are working on the $100 problem, where cashRegister had to return some definite values., here is the code snippet for that.


    var changeToGive = cash - price;
    runningChange = changeToGive;
    var runningChange;
    var twenties;
    if (total - changeToGive == 0) {
        return "Closed";
    } else if (total - changeToGive < 1) {
        return "Insufficient Funds";
    }

    if ((changeToGive  1 && changeToGive > 20) {
        twenties = cid.find(function (element) {
            return element[0] == "TWENTY";
        });
        if (changeToGive > twenties[1]) {
            runningChange = parseFloat(
                Math.round((runningChange - twenties[1]) * 100) / 100).toFixed(
                2);
        }
        changeToGive = runningChange;
        if (runningChange > 0) {
            changeGiven.push([twenties[0], parseFloat(twenties[1].toFixed(2))]);
        }

    }
    var tens;
    if (changeToGive > 1 && changeToGive > 10) {
        tens = cid.find(function (element) {
            return element[0] == "TEN";
        });
        if (changeToGive > tens[1]) {
            runningChange = parseFloat(
                Math.round((runningChange - tens[1]) * 100) / 100).toFixed(2);
        }
        changeToGive = runningChange;
        if (runningChange > 0) {
            changeGiven.push([tens[0], parseFloat(tens[1].toFixed(2))]);
        }

    }
    var fives;
    if (runningChange > 1 && changeToGive > 5) {
        fives = cid.find(function (element) {
            return element[0] == "FIVE";
        });
        if (changeToGive > fives[1]) {
            console.log("Fives more" + fives[1]);
        }
        runningChange = parseFloat(
            Math.round((runningChange - fives[1]) * 100) / 100).toFixed(2);
        if (runningChange > 1) {
            changeGiven.push([fives[0], parseFloat(fives[1].toFixed(2))]);
        } else {
            runningChange = parseFloat(
                runningChange - Math.floor(runningChange / 5) * 5).toFixed(2);
            var temp = ((Math.floor(changeToGive / 5) * 5) / 5);
            changeToGive = runningChange;
            changeGiven.push(["FIVE", parseFloat((temp * 5).toFixed(2))]);
            console.log(changeGiven);
        }
    }
    var ones;
    if (runningChange > 1 && changeToGive > 1) {
        ones = cid.find(function (element) {
            return element[0] == "ONE";
        });
        changeGiven.push(
            ["ONE", parseFloat(Math.floor(runningChange).toFixed(2))]);
        runningChange = runningChange - Math.floor(runningChange);
        changeToGive = runningChange;
        console.log(changeGiven);
    }
    if (runningChange * 100 > 24 || ((runningChange * 100)) % 25 == 0) {
        changeGiven.push(["QUARTER",
            parseFloat(Math.floor(runningChange / 0.25) * .25.toFixed(2))]);
        runningChange = runningChange - Math.floor(runningChange / 0.25) * .25;
        changeToGive = runningChange;
        console.log(changeGiven);
    }
    if (runningChange * 100 > 10) {
        changeGiven.push(["DIME",
            parseFloat((Math.floor(runningChange / 0.10) * .10).toFixed(2))]);
        runningChange = runningChange - Math.floor(runningChange / 0.10) * .10;
        changeGiven.push(["PENNY", parseFloat(runningChange.toFixed(2))]);
        console.log(changeGiven);
    }
    
    

So first we calculated how much money we have to return from a cash register. Then we have three code blocks for the dollar denominations. Each block we check if the amount returned is greater than the money inside cashRegister.
The tricky part was the calculation of the last .76 cents. We first found out how many quarters we have in that denomination. Then went to the nickel and then to dimes.
Finally, the solution needed everything in common float blocks. So before adding to the final array, we made a sanity check to ensure all amounts are on a float.

Design discussion.

This is a great write-up. I liked the fact that, engineers were first trying to be designers. The reason is, they invented the internet and whole technical stack. But designers never fought for their place. This is so true, the design of a designer licensed professional has always turned out better for me. The other point discussed, the ROI of engaging a designer.