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Hello everyone,

I'm in the process of putting together a portfolio to show off what I've learned, in the hope it will help me get a job (entry-level, obviously).
That's my GitHub account: https://github.com/lgaleazzi/
There are two repositories in there, a JavaFX application and a Spring web app. Both are simple projects (maybe too simple)?

I'd be grateful if you could have a look at it and tell me what you think. I'm quite new to GitHub (on top of everything else I'm new to). So even five minutes of looking at this, followed by a short list of the things that most annoyed you, would be incredibly helpful.
 
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Hello Aline, welcome to the Ranch!

It's great that you've taken the initiative to make your work publicly available. It makes for great discussion points at interviews.

I haven't looked into any of the project code but my one recommendation would be to expand your readme to include instructions on how to run your applications. People are lazy, your interviewer will be lazy, so you want to make it as easy as possible for them to get your application running and see what you've done. Otherwise they might not bother.
 
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Thank you, I'll start there then!
 
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And screen shots, in the READme.  I don't want to have to deploy your application to know what it looks like. I think this one is a great example - https://github.com/spring-projects/spring-petclinic.  Shows and tells me everything I need to know.  Good luck.
 
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'll add screenshots as well and I'm in the process of changing the code to make running the application simpler. Writing down the steps made me realize there were too many of them. The project you linked gave me a few more ideas of how to do that.
 
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