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Inspiring Myself

 
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Hi All,
I usually post nothing anywhere. I even dont like posting anything on FB. But today I decided, an exception is required. Starting with programming after almost a decade! A PL/SQL and C developer became a QA after an extended Maternity break. Not happy that I have lost my programming skills, thought why not jump in and learn JAVA.
It will be good in my current role, and I need to grow.
Thought.... admitting this in a forum, will motivate me - not to give up.
A full time job, 2 kids and a learning curve - I need to boost myself in a BIG WAY!!

RV
 
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Hey Ruchi Varma
First of all welcome to the ranch.
Please never compare posting anything here to posting something on facebook.
I myself never post anything on fb eather and the only thing the two have combined is that the whole world can see what you post (so it's up to you to make sure you can be proud of what you write )
I'm not sure what your question is or what you expect from us, if you were hoping for us to motivate you or boost your ego,
I might not be the right person for that, I'm often to straight forward and can come across as being harsh (don't worry there are enough people here that are a bit more soft spoken).
That being said, I do like to share with you my own storry in the hope it motivates you a bit.
I was a highschool drop out, stuck in deadend jobs, with no programming experience what so ever, 2 small childern and a thirth on the way when I decided at age 32 to go back to school to get my batchelor degree and start to program.
My daughter was actually born in the first semester I started school, so for the most of the time I had like 3hrs sleep a night,
yet I managed to finish school and found a job as java developer with the Belgian Ministery of Internal Affairs 2 months before I graduated (I did finish first, I just mean that the contract was already signed).
I'm not sure if you're looking to make a careerchange or just wan't to pick programming up again to enrich yourself, eatherway you don't have to start from zero.
Yes you come from a c++ enviorement and yes, you haven't written any code in 10yrs, so the technologies might have changed a bit, but logicly being able to solve a prob is something you'll never loose.
So, in conclussion, don't be discourraged by the way ahead, you already did one thing right... You came to the coderanch...
This is a real warm community, where no quedtion is to stupid or small and in contrast to sites like stackoverflow, where questions often get spammed and never read or people who post in response of your question are more concerned with their own reputation then actually helping you, the users and vollunteers of this site will provide you with an answer to their best of abillities, whether it's a coding question, you wan't an example of an excersise you can do, a tutorial you can follow or you just need a kick in the behind to get your motor running again, we're here for you.
 
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Moving this post to our Jobs wanted forum for better inputs. All the best for your job search. Please include more details about your current experience for quality responses.
 
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Daniel Demesmaecker wrote:. . . I managed to finish school and found a job . . . 2 months before I graduated (I did finish first, I just mean that the contract was already signed). . . .

That is normal; people are offered jobs as they approach the end of their courses and start immediately after graduation.

And (again) welcome to the Ranch
 
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Hey Daniel Demesmaecker ,
You got it right! I needed a kick in the behind
 
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