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Thanks for being in our forum!

My question is: How did you get started with Java, and what has been your background/professional experience with it?

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Ruben Soto wrote:Thanks for being in our forum!

My question is: How did you get started with Java, and what has been your background/professional experience with it?

Regards,

Ruben

When Java came along, my department decided to use it in our introductory programming course.
Guess who got the honor of developing and running the course?
Then I got the dubious honor of lecturing our intermediate programming course.
We developed a lot of material for these courses, which eventually found its way into our Java books.
(We have written non-certification Java books as well. See http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/.)
Then I moved onto developing a course in web-application development using J2EE.
At the moment I am also running a course in Software Security.
All this Java-expertise has been applied in developing e-learning components, in particular a content management system for running our net-based programming courses.
Java technologies are entrenched and I believe will continue to do in the foreseeable future.
Java continues to evolve and it has been a fun ride so far.
 
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Khalid A. Mughal wrote:
When Java came along, my department decided to use it in our introductory programming course.
Guess who got the honor of developing and running the course?
Then I got the dubious honor of lecturing our intermediate programming course.
We developed a lot of material for these courses, which eventually found its way into our Java books.
(We have written non-certification Java books as well. See http://www.ii.uib.no/~khalid/.)
Then I moved onto developing a course in web-application development using J2EE.
At the moment I am also running a course in Software Security.
All this Java-expertise has been applied in developing e-learning components, in particular a content management system for running our net-based programming courses.
Java technologies are entrenched and I believe will continue to do in the foreseeable future.
Java continues to evolve and it has been a fun ride so far.

Thank you for your answer, Khalid. I visited your site and saw the different publications (including Java Actually.) Do you have any plans of writing a book leveraging the work you have put on developing the course in web application development with J2EE?

Also, when you say "entrenched" I hope you don't mean it in the same way that legacy mainframe applications and Cobol are entrenched. I hope Java, like you say, continues to evolve and find new areas of application and a wider market share.
 
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Ruben Soto wrote:
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Thank you for your answer, Khalid. I visited your site and saw the different publications (including Java Actually.) Do you have any plans of writing a book leveraging the work you have put on developing the course in web application development with J2EE?

Also, when you say "entrenched" I hope you don't mean it in the same way that legacy mainframe applications and Cobol are entrenched. I hope Java, like you say, continues to evolve and find new areas of application and a wider market share.


I would like to write a SCWCD book, using the material that I have developed.
I have some tentative plans, but writing a book is hard work.
I am in no hurry.
But if a publisher makes me an offer I can't refuse ...

I used the word "entrenched" in its positive connotation. :-)
I share your sentiments.
 
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Khalid A. Mughal wrote:
I would like to write a SCWCD book, using the material that I have developed.
I have some tentative plans, but writing a book is hard work.
I am in no hurry.
But if a publisher makes me an offer I can't refuse ...

I used the word "entrenched" in its positive connotation. :-)
I share your sentiments.

I plan on studying SCWCD soon, so I won't likely be able to benefit from your future efforts, but I hope things work out and you get an offer to publish that book nonetheless.

It was nice talking to you, thank you for your thoughts.
 
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