A new toy
- I've been working on my Java skills of late and when I was trying to
decide on a project, I thought it would be fun to explore game
programming and guess which game I picked? As I thought about how to
code the program so as to be a challenge for even the most gifted
Euchre player, I got intimidated. The logic involved in deciding
which suit to make and which card to play, is probably more brain
work that I was really interested in for a "pet" project so I came up
with a simpler and a little more unique (I think) project.
I decided on a Euchre application that would allow a user to set up a
scenario and play it out to see how well their strategy works. The
program is not yet complete and, if you're so inclined, you can be
part of the development process. There's several decisions in terms
of functionality and UI (user interface) that I haven't made yet and
would really appreciate some input.
The URL of the applet is
http://www6.brinkster.com/gblue/euchre/euchre.htm if you want to
check it out. You'll probably notice right off that some of the
obvious aspects of setting up a scenario are missing such as:
Who's the dealer?
Who's turn is it?
What was turned over/ordered up?
What's the score?
What about loners?
These items are all on my ToDo list but if you have any thoughts on
these items (or others) please let me know. I'm also planning on a
way to predetermine a scenario so that I can create a poll here and
provide a link to the scenario described in the poll so that you can
try out your strategy decision and discuss the results here.
- I just found out that it looks much better in MS Internet Explorer
than it does in Netscape. If any of you are using Netscape, I'll add
that little problem to my ToDo list. In the mean time, you might
want to consider downloading and installing IE. It's free and, IMO,
it's just a better browser. Besides, didn't Netscape announce a
couple of months ago that they're not going to put any more effort
into further browser development?