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    Hello there. This is my first post on the Java Programming Forums. I'm currently active on Stack Overflow.

    I have five years experience with backend (non GUI) Java. I was laid off twice after the dot-com bubble, and after a few years of odd jobs and futile searching, I ended up being a stay at home dad for a bunch of years. I'm about to see my second off to Kindergarten, and it's finally time to go back outside and get a job...which honestly scares the bejeebers out of me. I'm starting work on my new resume, and I'm trying to figure out a way to emphasize my mad skilz, while de-emphasizing my complete lack of recent experience. I just need a foot in the door...

    My strengths are backend Java, regular expressions, text processing, and object-oriented design, and I have five years experience with Oracle SQL, stored procedures, and triggers.

    I am also the author of Codelet, which uses inline taglets to automate the insertion of example code and its output into JavaDoc.

    Looking forward to discussing Java.


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    Default Re: Intro, author of Codelet

    Welcome to the forums!

    Sounds like you have quite a bit of experience with various scripting languages and libraries. In fact, you mention
    "Getting your foot in the door", well if we take a look at the general age of tech we are in now, Android seems to be
    where the most jobs are opening up. Microsoft are(?) pushing to bring C++ back into the fold of their visual languages,
    but Java is a language that always looks impressive on a resume/CV.

    The fact it is well known and verbose will be of a great benefit to you. As you already know a fair bit about the web server
    side of it, you should pick it up quite easily. Good luck and enjoy your time here!

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    Default Re: Intro, author of Codelet

    Welcome to the forum! I look forward to learning from you.

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    Default Re: Intro, author of Codelet

    Android? I've never done a GUI application in my life, but there's always a first. I wish I could do an iOS app, but I'm stuck in Windows I'm afraid.

    I'll take a look.

    I'm not sure what you mean, when you say that Java's being "verbose" will be a benefit. But I get your general points, and I'm grateful for the tips. It's nice meeting you, Ada!

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    Default Re: Intro, author of Codelet

    Welcome back to the fold! As above the job market for Android devs is still pretty strong. I wouldn't worry about the GUI side of things. Desktop apps use Swing but the android environment has it's own system of XML layout files and the two have very little in common. So long as you are happy with anonymous inner classes, listeners and observers you shouldn't have any trouble breaking into android. The docs and framework are incredibly well written and the only tricky bit is you have a few extra things to juggle in short term memory.

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