Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2016–17 (still under preparation!)

Further Java


The deadline for Ticklet 0 is Monday 10th October at 5pm.

Programming style

This year the tickers will be checking your code for good programming style. We understand that this is a subjective area but would like you to try and comply with the following guidelines. We will use (with permission) a slight adaption of the BAE Systems Applied Intelligence coding standard. You should comply with everything described on the three-page summary except where we have marked it as optional ('Opt'). If you have any questions then please ask a lecturer or demonstrator during the practical session.

Three-page summary of guidelines as annotated code: BAE Java coding standards (summary)

Complete document with full explanations and examples: BAE Java coding standards

Workbook and test suite

Workbook Errata

The printed workbooks contain (at the very least!) the following errors. Errors are indexed by workbook (W), page (P) and line (L), which may be negative, indicating that the reader should count upwards from the bottom of the page. These errors have been corrected in the on-line versions of the workbooks shown above. If you find any further errors, please email ticks1b-admin[at]

No errors have been reported so far this year.


For the Ticklet 0 exercise the top ten implementations which have been tested by the deadline are awarded a star. We've seen timing variations between repeated tests of the same submission, so stars are also given to solutions which are within 3 seconds of the 10th ranked implementation.

The current leaderboard, which includes submissions after the deadline, is as follows: