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Hi fellow ranch hands and cattle rustlers. Oh, and lets not forget any pig farmers in the crowd

I have been programming with Java for 3 years now, self studied and in the process of putting together my first developer resume for an entry level position. I was happy to find this site because I am nervous about the off chance I might get an interview and have to answer questions.

So I will be looking around at any questions I might be able to answer and doing my best to get it right. If my "tone" seems authoritative or presumptuous or in any way condescending, please allow me to apologize now. I am trying to build confidence or portray a solid understanding of basic Java concepts. Even though i am not tried and tested at the moment.

Thanks for the forum and for tolerating me. Time to go milk Bessie, she is squalling like the dickens for some respite.

Take care all
 
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I am not exactly sure where this topic belongs -- but programming diversions is probably not the right forum. Moving to the RO forum for now.

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Hi Sal,

I suggest you start be helping out in the beginners forum for two reasons:
1. The questions tend to be at a more basic to moderate level of difficulty so many will be in your range of experience.
2. Rather than just giving the answer in code, in the beginners forum, we try to explain the principals behind the problem and encourage the OP to come up with their own code solution. And trying to give an explanation to someone else is a brilliant test of your own understanding of the principals.
 
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sal jefferson wrote:So I will be looking around at any questions I might be able to answer and doing my best to get it right. If my "tone" seems authoritative or presumptuous or in any way condescending, please allow me to apologize now. I am trying to build confidence or portray a solid understanding of basic Java concepts. Even though i am not tried and tested at the moment.



I entirely support this approach. When I started out learning Java (back in the days when you could still subscribe to printed magazines about Java) I learned an enormous amount about the language just by hanging out in forums and looking for questions I could figure out the answer to. Not to mention observing the answers given by people who actually knew what they were doing. Eventually I became good at it (both the language and the question-answering).

As for tone... on many sites it's easy to turn into an Internet troll. On this site, unlike a lot of others, there's enough community to keep people from going down that road or at least to keep a lid on them if they do. Did anybody say welcome to the Ranch yet? If not, then welcome!
 
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Folks, thanks so much for the advice, the pointers, welcomes and the cow!!

Glad to be here to help where I can and pick up more skills along the way!

I will have questions to post as well
 
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