Chapter 4

Making Choices


check Boring into Boolean expressions for fun and profit

check Focusing on your basic, run-of-the-mill if statement

check Looking at else clauses and else-if statements

check Understanding nested if statements

check Considering logical operators

check Looking at the weird ?: operator

check Knowing the proper way to do string comparisons

So far in this book, all the programs have run straight through from start to finish without making any decisions along the way. In this chapter, you discover two Java statements that let you create some variety in your programs. The if statement lets you execute a statement or a block of statements only if some conditional test turns out to be true. And the switch statement lets you execute one of several blocks of statements depending on the value of ...

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