Since my duties at my prospective job would be rather narrow when compared to Java's capabilities I would be less reluctant to impose myself for instructions on who would be my boss after reading through the book twice. He says it is rather repetitive (writing programs that run queries) with the deliverable to the client being Excel spreadsheets. I've watched him work using Eclipse and he sure makes it look easy having twenty years of programming experience under his belt! Right now I'm using Notepad++. If I see exactly what he's doing then I think I can narrow down what I need to learn. Make sense?
There is a college not far from me that offers Java courses. It opens back up Jan. 3 and I will call. Probably too expensive for my budget but I'm going to find out how much they cost.
That's my rant for the day. Now it's on to "arrays". I'm glad I found this site! Great atmosphere and very helpful! Thanks!
Andrew Monkhouse wrote:The AS/400 huh? I haven't touched one of those since the 90s, and that was doing RPG programming. But I understand that IBM had a version of Java for the AS/400.
Still does. It hasn't been called "AS/400" since the 90s either, but it's still going strong. It's the primary target for a lot of the Java programming I do.
My Java learning strategy changes like the wind. Last night I decided to take Head First into bed and start from the beginning again. I'm no longer skipping past the exercises I don't understand. For me, that's dumb and doesn't make sense. Keep working on them until they run properly and experiment with changes. If you don't you almost default to being completely lost in the next chapter. Some of the changes I made to the applets are ridiculous but it's actually fun. Another thing the book recommends is talking aloud while doing the exercises and puzzles. Now even my dogs think I'm nuts!
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Nothing ridiculous about that; you learn best by making such changes. Short of deleting system files, there is hardly anything you can do which won't help you learn.
Cole Walker wrote:. . . Some of the changes I made to the applets are ridiculous . . .
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