•I'm interested in participating, is it still in operation? Many of the posts are quite old.
•Is this designed for the absolute beginner?
•I am hoping to find an active group working on something like this for the peer interaction. Will I find that with the Cattle Drive?
•This page http://www.javaranch.com/java-college.jsp has students download JDK for SE7, I'm using JDK 1.8 is that OK?
•The one thing I'm concerned about (yes I have a confidence issue) is not being able to actually complete an assignment. Should that happen, will I be able to get any help from the nitpicker or forum?
If you have a question about an assignment, do NOT send an e-mail! Instead POST a message in the JavaRanch Big Moose Saloon forum called "Cattle Drive (java college)".
This approach is a lot like object oriented programming. The focus is on the assignments, and the methods are attached.