I consider myself fairly good at programming in general although it did take me a long time before I understood the benfits of OO. I never really touched Extends and Implements, but that's something I'm trying to rectify.
I haven't really touched Java in nearly a year and I've just been skimming through these forums to get my head back in it.
The biggest project I ever did in Java was creating a fully functional version of Conway's Game of Life and I was very happy with the results as it ran very smoothly and no-one could get it to break at the end and had lots of nice features.
I believe I will be needing Java for a few projects in the future (personal and university based), so I'm setting myself a few mini projects to work on in my spare time. At the moment I'm trying to create a poker odds calculator with a nice GUI and may move on to make some card games when I'm done with that.
Anyways that's that I'm pretty good at finding solutions to any problems online so I hopefully won't need to use this forum too much for that unless I'm really stuck. But I think helping other people who are stuck any way I can will be helpful to me aswell(I think having a class full of people who can't programme has helped my debugging alot :P).
Also could anyone point me in the direction of some nice projects to do to help me along?
Hello and welcome Faz, nice introduction indeed.
There is a projects and collaborations forum around here somewhere you could have a look in and if you're keen on starting a project off with a few members you can post your thoughts and ideas in there.
Hi Json thanks for the suggestion, since I posted though I actually got drawn into two side projects(web design(I'm the PHP guy) and a start up company(I'm the IT guy)) with a few friends back home so those along with work and rugby will keep me busy enough I would say.
Thats brilliant, I used to be a PHP guy myself, went over to using Java for my current web stuff though. I've also always been an IT guy, its all good fun :)
Good luck with your projects anyways and if you have some spare time you know where to go :)
What kind of rugby do you play? Union or Rugby League?