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    Hi folks,

    I'm a university student from the UK looking to improve my knowledge of Java . Admitedly, up until undertaking my Computer Science based course I had very little experience in anything resembling programming - but as soon as I came across it I was enthralled! I love anything involving logic and puzzle solving and this seems to be a a great outlet for it.
    The only problem seems to be that I need to do most of the leg work, my course seems to be geared to reproducing neat examples of code rather than anything that could pass as cognitive. This in itself doesn't pose to much of an issue, I've done plenty of reading and have got some good scores on the exams that have came my way (which mostly pertain to Java syntax & theory ironically)

    However I find myself now extremely top heavy in theory, with not to much practical expertise. In other words I can explain to you Polymorphism, Inheritance and Abstraction but will struggle to get a program out that can read and display a database

    Cheers for reading, and hopefully I can make some good contributions to this great community


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    Databasing is a bitch. I've been programming Java for 2 years now and have still failed to really get my head around it. Alternatively, I have managed to easily get my head around manipulating Excel Workbooks. The difference is the amount of overhead that is involved in actually connecting with the Databases, security, and the need for mySQL or Derby syntax to make changes to the databases. Since Excel Workbooks are not the same as databases, there is no need for all that overhead. Practical outlets will depend entirely on where you work. At my work, we are not IT heavy and so we have more need for programs that can work with Excel Workbooks than we need programs that work with Databases.

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    Hello and welcome Bacon n' Logic

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    Quote Originally Posted by aussiemcgr View Post
    Databasing is a bitch. I've been programming Java for 2 years now and have still failed to really get my head around it. Alternatively, I have managed to easily get my head around manipulating Excel Workbooks. The difference is the amount of overhead that is involved in actually connecting with the Databases, security, and the need for mySQL or Derby syntax to make changes to the databases. Since Excel Workbooks are not the same as databases, there is no need for all that overhead. Practical outlets will depend entirely on where you work. At my work, we are not IT heavy and so we have more need for programs that can work with Excel Workbooks than we need programs that work with Databases.

    Wow, thanks for such an informative post. I think I can safely say my assumptions have been well and truely quashed!



    p.s. And I'm glad my choice of username has not gone unnoticed :p

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