## The challenge

Complete the function that takes two integers (`a, b`, where `a < b`) and return an array of all integers between the input parameters, including them.

For example:

 ``````1 2 3 4 `````` ``````a = 1 b = 4 //[1, 2, 3, 4] ``````

## The solution in Java code

Option 1:

 ``````1 2 3 4 5 6 7 `````` ``````public class Solution { public static int[] between(int a, int b) { return java.util.stream.IntStream.rangeClosed(a, b).toArray(); } } ``````

Option 2:

 `````` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 `````` ``````public class Solution { public static int[] between(int a, int b) { int length = 0; for(int k = a; k <= b; k++){ length++; } int[] array = new int[length]; int first = a; for(int i = 0; i < length; i++){ array[i] = first; first++; } return array; } } ``````

Option 3:

 `````` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 `````` ``````public class Solution { public static int[] between(int a, int b) { int[] result = new int[b - a + 1]; for (int i = a; i <= b; i++) { result[i - a] = i; } return result; } } ``````

## Test cases to validate our solution

 `````` 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 `````` ``````import org.junit.Test; import static org.junit.Assert.assertArrayEquals; import java.util.Random; public class SolutionTest { @Test public void basicTests() { assertArrayEquals(new int[]{1, 2, 3, 4}, Solution.between(1, 4)); assertArrayEquals(new int[]{-2, -1, 0, 1, 2}, Solution.between(-2, 2)); assertArrayEquals(new int[]{-10,-9,-8,-7,-6,-5,-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}, Solution.between(-10, 10)); assertArrayEquals(new int[]{5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36,37,38,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,60,61,62,63,64,65,66,67,68,69,70,71,72,73,74,75,76,77,78,79,80,81,82,83,84,85,86,87,88,89,90,91,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100}, Solution.between(5, 100)); } @Test public void randomTests() { Random rnd = new Random(); for (int i=0; i<100; ++i) { int a = rnd.nextInt(201) - 100; int b = a + rnd.nextInt(new int[]{5,20,50}[rnd.nextInt(3)]) + 1; int[] expected = java.util.stream.IntStream.rangeClosed(a, b).toArray(); int[] actual = Solution.between(a, b); assertArrayEquals(expected, actual); } } } ``````