Antonios Hadjigeorgalis

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Recent posts by Antonios Hadjigeorgalis

Thanks alot. I forgot about the Double object versus the double primitive, that fixed it.
17 years ago
I hope this is the correct forum for this question...

a_bid.setText(price.toString);

a_bid is a Jlabel
price is a Double value

Why would this produce a compiler error:

double cannot be dereferenced
if (field==1) {a_bid.setText(price.toString());}
^

I'm just learning Java and I can;t find any info on what dereferenced means.
17 years ago
I hope this is the correct forum for this question...

a_bid.setText(price.toString);

a_bid is a Jlabel
price is a Double value

Why would this produce a compiler error:

double cannot be dereferenced
if (field==1) {a_bid.setText(price.toString());}
^

I'm just learning Java and I can;t find any info on what dereferenced means.
17 years ago
Thanks for the great comments but I think maybe I didn't phrase my question clearly. I never worked as an engineer. Most of my experience is in building, running, and finally selling, my families supermarket business. I also worked on the trading floor of the AMEX, trading & IT support.

I'm currently working on my longterm business goals but it could be sometime before I see positive cash flow. I could still work on my ideas and hold down a full time job so I'm looking for a way to make decent money so I can stop depleting my savings. I thought of programming because I have enjoyed the little bit of programming I've done in the past.

So what it sounds like I'm hearing is that having a certification would not be enough to find a short-term, temp, or parttime job. Is that the general consensus?

thanks again
17 years ago
I currently live in Baltimore, Md but would like to live elsewhere. I am willing to move to anywhere in the world temporarily. I have dual US/EU citizenship so those countries would be the easiest from a legal perspective.

Also, I'm only interested in contract work. I have no desire to be a longterm employee. Of course, I could fail to mention this fact for a first opportunity. If finding contract work as a first employment opportunity is an unreasonable expectation then I may have to change my game plan.
17 years ago
I hope this topic hasn't been beaten to death already; I didn't see too much in past posts.

I already have a BS in Mechanical engineering and an MBA. I really don't want to go back to school but would like to start a new career in programming/IT. I can program pretty well in VBA; I've created quite a few custom spreadsheet applications. I have work experience but not any programming jobs.

Is it possible to get a first IT job with only a certification? Which certification? Is more than one cert the best path to start? I don't care if a first job/projectis entry-level, part-time or whatever. I'm only looking for some spending money not to get rich immediately.

My reasons for thinking about an IT career is because I believe it would be possible to work on projects rather than getting a job with one company. I don't want to be tied down to any one location or employer indefinitely. Is this a reasonable assumption?

Thanks in advance for any advice.
17 years ago