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Travis Roberts
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Happy Monday,

I am not sure how to even word this question. My goal is start writing programs as I learn Java. This way I can see and show my results to others. I have studied C++ in the past at a local college for about 2 years (made it all the way to data structs like linked lists and binary trees). So I am not totally new to programming. What I would eventually like to produce is a program with a GUI interface that allows users to enter information about people and then store that info into a database. Then later users can query the database and pull up results say be age, occupation, etc. nothing fancy, just basic entry and retrieval... Would this be a good program to write to show to potential employers who are looking for a Junior Java programmer? I couldn't write such a program yet, but I am working in that direction. The OCA study guides that I am reading have been helpful.

My second question - and it might be silly or easy - is how do you actually make your program available to others? Say I wanted to start by just writing an easy program that says "Hello World" in a popup window when they click on it. How would I tell the NetBeans IDE to do this? I tried googling it but was not able to find an answer.
 
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Your project sounds like a good one to work towards. It will at least familiarize you with several aspects of Java programming.

You can publish your code with GitHub. That way people can see your code.
 
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Thanks for the reply!

GitHut looks really cool. There are a lot of tutorials for GitHub available on youtube. So it looks like I'll be watching those tonight.
 
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