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Hey All,

New to the Ranch, first time posting.

Lately I've noticed that I've fallen in to the trap of reading a lot about OOP/Java, but I haven't been actively coding nearly as much as I should be. I've got a couple books, taken a course, and I feel like I'm really getting the basics down, but I've yet to break through to the next level. After reading about the experiences from the Cattle Drive, it sounds like just what I need. I've also been trying to get involved on the forums; I feel like this will kill two birds with one stone.

I just want to be sure that this is still a highly active group and the nitpickers are still providing prompt feedback (with the understanding that "life gets in the way")?

Any students/nitpickers have any thoughts/comments?

Thanks everyone!
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There are 3 nitpickers and many, many students.

I mostly nitpick on a daily basis, unless I'm traveling. When I'm traveling I try to check in whenever I have a decent internet connection, but sometimes it can take 3 or 4 days before I get back to students with a nitpick.

I'm not sure what type of schedule the other nitpickers are on. Since everything happens by email it's hard to keep track.
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Hi Joe,

Welcome! I'm an "active" student here on the CattleDrive, and it'd be fun to exchange experiences here with you.
I'm currently on OOP-3 (not attempted it yet, pretty sure I can get a working version together fast, but that's
not what it's about, is it? You'll see. Are you taking the Nitpicking trail?)

Anyhow, we haven't dried up here yet. We're all on the trail! I can highly recommend it! Git out there and code!
You won't regret it :-)

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