I been programming for 7 months now and I am the stage when I want to know what Java can really do. I am fasicating with making a program that can connect to the internet and do things. I just don't know where to begin... As an example, when you buy a new car or phone you play around with it and find all the new features and become a better user. In the same sense, I would like to do that with programming in java. For example, I would love to create a program that pays bills online automically etc... Basically what can java do in regards to networking?
I just completed a program for my wife's business and it writes to excel, keeps tracking of our inventory, does our book keeping and I am quite happy with it, but it would be nice if the program could keep track of exchange rates between Japan and the US. This would be very exciting to do. I do not know where to begin to learn this. Talking about it gets me very excited, but I don't know where to start learning about the networking side.
It would be nice to talk to someone about the possiblities that Java can provide.