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# pherapont's solution

## to Resistor Color in the Java Track

Published at Feb 22 2021 · 0 comments
Instructions
Test suite
Solution

Resistors have color coded bands, where each color maps to a number. The first 2 bands of a resistor have a simple encoding scheme: each color maps to a single number.

These colors are encoded as follows:

• Black: 0
• Brown: 1
• Red: 2
• Orange: 3
• Yellow: 4
• Green: 5
• Blue: 6
• Violet: 7
• Grey: 8
• White: 9

Mnemonics map the colors to the numbers, that, when stored as an array, happen to map to their index in the array: Better Be Right Or Your Great Big Values Go Wrong.

More information on the color encoding of resistors can be found in the Electronic color code Wikipedia article

## Setup

Go through the setup instructions for Java to install the necessary dependencies:

https://exercism.io/tracks/java/installation

# Running the tests

You can run all the tests for an exercise by entering the following in your terminal:

``````\$ gradle test
``````

In the test suites all tests but the first have been skipped.

Once you get a test passing, you can enable the next one by removing the `@Ignore("Remove to run test")` annotation.

## Source

Maud de Vries, Erik Schierboom https://github.com/exercism/problem-specifications/issues/1458

## Submitting Incomplete Solutions

It's possible to submit an incomplete solution so you can see how others have completed the exercise.

### ResistorColorTest.java

``````import org.junit.Before;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.junit.Ignore;

import static org.junit.Assert.assertEquals;

public class ResistorColorTest {

private ResistorColor resistorColor;

@Before
public void setup() {
resistorColor = new ResistorColor();
}

@Test
public void testBlackColorCode() {
String input = "black";
int expected = 0;

assertEquals(expected, resistorColor.colorCode(input));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testWhiteColorCode() {
String input = "white";
int expected = 9;

assertEquals(expected, resistorColor.colorCode(input));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testOrangeColorCode() {
String input = "orange";
int expected = 3;

assertEquals(expected, resistorColor.colorCode(input));
}

@Ignore("Remove to run test")
@Test
public void testColors() {
String[] expected = {"black", "brown", "red", "orange", "yellow", "green", "blue", "violet", "grey", "white"};

assertEquals(expected, resistorColor.colors());
}

}``````
``````class ResistorColor {

private String[] arrOfColors = {"black", "brown", "red", "orange", "yellow", "green", "blue", "violet", "grey", "white"};

int colorCode(String color) {

for(int i=0; i<arrOfColors.length; i++) {
if(arrOfColors[i] == color) return i;
}
return -1;
}

String[] colors() {

return arrOfColors;
}
}``````