Welcome to the Java Programming Forums


The professional, friendly Java community. 21,500 members and growing!


The Java Programming Forums are a community of Java programmers from all around the World. Our members have a wide range of skills and they all have one thing in common: A passion to learn and code Java. We invite beginner Java programmers right through to Java professionals to post here and share your knowledge. Become a part of the community, help others, expand your knowledge of Java and enjoy talking with like minded people. Registration is quick and best of all free. We look forward to meeting you.


>> REGISTER NOW TO START POSTING


Members have full access to the forums. Advertisements are removed for registered users.

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

  1. #1
    Junior Member Bethany Ferrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Hi. I've been programming since the late 1960s, professionally since the 1980s, and using Java occasionally since around 2000. These days I do mostly Web coding in PHP, JavaScript, Perl, and whatnot; stand-alone apps in Delphi and C++; and lots of ad-hoc scripting using Bash and GNU tools, Perl, Python, and Tcl.

    I've used Adobe Dreamweaver for years but I found it to be better suited to design than coding. I never use its WYSIWYG features, just the code editor and tools. It's okay but kind of lightweight as programmers' editors go, so a few weeks ago I got the latest version of Zend Studio. Getting used to working in Zend Studio reminded me that in the past I've used Eclipse to code for Android and Arduino. That old installation was long ago superseded so I figured it was time to update.

    Now I've got the regular, non-commercial version of Eclipse set up to handle Java, C/C++, Python, and Tcl, and am ready to get back to experimenting with Java specifically.

    My immediate goal is to write a few simple apps for Android, but I plan to try applying modern Java in other ways too. (So far all my Android work has been done in Flash/Actionscript targeting the AIR runtime, not really Android programming as such.)

    That's me. Looking forward to meeting like-minded coders and designers, and this looks like a good, active forum for doing that.

    Best,

    Bethany

    [eta] P.S.: The only commercial project I've undertaken in Java was an automated "printing press" to prepare PDF ebooks using LaTeX and make them available to customers for download. Worked pretty well but sadly the company went under; we were ahead of our time.


  2. #2
    Super Moderator Norm's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    SW Missouri
    Posts
    20,077
    Thanks
    47
    Thanked 2,147 Times in 2,120 Posts

    Default Re: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Welcome. Your experience level is way past most of the posters here. I also started programming a long time ago and started learning Java as a hobby about the same time as you. I've never done any java for a company.
    I also am working on learning Android programming. I've written about a half dozen small projects so far. Most are just rewrites of projects I'd already written in java and I was able to copy masses of code across. I've never been one to worry about GUI and now that is taking most of the time in my projects. I've taken days to show a list that allows multiple selections. Uggh.
    Again, welcome and we'll be seeing you around.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

  3. #3
    Junior Member Bethany Ferrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Re: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Hi, Norm. I've found that wherever I go, there are people with less experience and people with more. Sometimes I learn from those with less! You never know.

    Once I've reoriented the little gray cells to think Java again, I'll be able to help some of the folks just starting out -- without engaging in the dreaded spoon-feeding, of course. For now I'll read and ask a few questions now and then.

  4. #4
    Member Kewish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    116
    Thanks
    10
    Thanked 17 Times in 14 Posts

    Default Re: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Welcome Bethany,

    Brilliant introduction and what an asset to have amongst the community.

    Welcome to JPF

  5. #5
    Junior Member Bethany Ferrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Re: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Thanks! Hope I'll be an asset in time. I've a lot of learning to do and this looks like a good place to help and be helped.

  6. #6
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    So. Maryland, USA
    Posts
    4,714
    My Mood
    Mellow
    Thanks
    172
    Thanked 622 Times in 609 Posts

    Default Re: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Welcome. I'm definitely in the "have less" category, also a hobbyist and wannabe <something?>, and I look forward to gaining from your years of experience.

  7. #7
    Junior Member Bethany Ferrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default Re: Greetings from Sunny^H^H^H^H^H Icy Pony Pasture, Virginia

    Hi, Greg, and thanks. Whether I can offer anything of value, we'll see. :-}

    On the not-terribly-valuable side, I've thought of another "way to count to ten" that's interesting -- and different -- enough to code in Java and post in the "500 ways" thread. If I can nail today's Website production goal I'll play around in Java this evening and post that.

Similar Threads

  1. Hello from Sunny Florida, USA
    By Inked_in_Java in forum Member Introductions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: August 4th, 2013, 09:01 AM