Java is yummy?

By | February 27, 2006

Well in its coffee form, yes. Though in the morning I am more of a Mt. Dew drinker.

Anywho – my new project has been to attempt to relearn programming. I remember some of the C++ and Visual Basic I learned in college… but not enough to convince myself that I know how to program. I have discovered though that I remember many of the principles involved. Paying attention to web scripts (php) probably helped here.

Anywho – I picked Java since it was based on C++ and it makes a logical transition in my brain. Part of the idea of Java is portability… and I tend to enjoy working on a variety of machine types.

So this project got me thinking, why didn’t I stick with the CS major in College? Well I didn’t like programming back then–so why do I now? I think it is because I didn’t realise how useful programming knowledge is to an IT guy. I have always been into the PC field, though more on the helpdesk side. Now that I have an IT job, while I don’t really need to do programming in my Application Support role, it would be very useful if I did know more. I have actually discovered that I am having fun attempting to teach myself Java. More fun than I had with programming in college anyways. It is the purpose I think. Now I am learning it for myself to fit a recognizable need in my IT career.

Well – that is about all I have for the moment… wish me luck on learning Java!

[tags]Jake Barnard, Olorinpc, Java, Programming, Self-Development[/tags]

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