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Anthony R. Hay
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Hello, I'm new here. I thought id post a little about myself.

I am a budding java developer, I have read a lot for a long time however I am just starting to get my hands dirty. I'm pretty shy and looking for a friendly place to share code and get opinions on my work as well as pointers and help.

I prefer using a text editor like gedit or kate. I do not use windows, so tools that are windows based are no good to me. IDEs are distracting so I tend to go for things with no frills and minimal interfaces. Ironically I use KDE on linux but I really love kate. For other things I use XFCE on linux.
I am a pretty good linux poweruser, not quite vim or emacs material yet but getting there.

Would love to get to know others here, I know a lot but have very little experience in using that knowledge.
 
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Hi Anthony,

A warm welcome, nice to see you here.
Look around and have a nice time here
 
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Nearly forgot. As well as Java forum section you can find Linux/UNIX forum here also.
Have a look at > http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-13/Linux-UNIX maybe you could find some interesting topics in it also.
You might even find interesting to answer one or two questions also
 
Anthony R. Hay
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:Nearly forgot. As well as Java forum section you can find Linux/UNIX forum here also.
Have a look at > http://www.coderanch.com/forums/f-13/Linux-UNIX maybe you could find some interesting topics in it also.
You might even find interesting to answer one or two questions also


Thank you for pointing that out, I'm just winding down for today. Tomorrow I might answer a question or two in that department.
 
Tim Cooke
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Hi Anthony. welcome to the Ranch!

If it's a friendly place you're looking for then you've just found it. We have one primary rule here which is "Be Nice", and that goes for everybody so you're in good company.

It's good to hear you're a Linux user. My favourite window manager is XFCE too, nice and simple. I don't think you actually need to run KDE in order to use Kate, you could probably install it on XFCE. Not totally sure on that point. Gedit is decent enough though. As a programmer, *NIX terminal skills are a very valuable thing to have.

Anyhoo, nice to 'meet' you and hope to see you around the Ranch Happy learning!
 
Campbell Ritchie
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Tim Cooke wrote: . . . I don't think you actually need to run KDE in order to use Kate, you could probably install it on XFCE. . . .
You definitely don't; I run Kate on Ubuntu-Mate and you can install it simply with
sudo apt-get install kate
That is the good news. The bad news, it will install all the rest of KDE too.

And welcome again
 
Tim Cooke
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:The bad news, it will install all the rest of KDE too.

I suspected that would be the case. Although it won't actually install KDE and set it as your default WM, but it will pull down most of the KDE libraries as required dependencies for Kate.
 
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Welcome to Javaranch!

I have a suggestion though to the moderators. Could we please have a new sub forum for welcoming our new comers? This post definitely does not belong to Meaningless Drivel!
 
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Ranch Office is probably more suitable. I'll move it.
 
Campbell Ritchie
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We do get people posting hello posts in RO, but it isn't a frequent occurrence.
 
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