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    Default Alice in Javaland

    Hello everyone,


    My name is Alice Keening.

    I used to write software professionally in the food and packaging industry, using strange computers called Programmable Logic Controllers. The languages are called ladder-logic, and they are something between sequential assembly and parallel wire diagrams. Weird stuff but very nice.

    Later I worked for a big SAP consultancy firm mainly writing in ABAP (based on COBOL with embedded SQL). I didn't like that much though.

    Now I'd like to sink my teeth into Java. I'm rather new to the OO concept and I have some trouble fully grasping it.

    I have a project I'd like to work on and I'd rather not tell too much about it since I think it is something that is still missing out there. (Who knows maybe I could sell it one day.) But first I have to write a proof of concept. I hope to get some help here for the more complicated aspects of Java, MVC and OO in general.


    Oh and... I play the piano and I loooooove chocolate. :-P

    Nice to meet you all,

    Alice


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    Welcome Alice,

    I used Ladder Logic programming for a short period during my ALevel Electronics course, however I found it wasn't powerful enough for me so I reverted to Assembly to Implement my Miniture computer system using RAM Chips and and Micro Controllers!

    The world of OO should come very naturally to someone of your background, with some work of course. The transition should be relitively smooth

    It's nice to have you hear and I hope that your project is a big success and than these forums get a spot of credit for helping you learn Java hehe ;P

    Welcome, once again.

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    Default Re: Alice in Javaland

    Hello Alice,

    Welcome to the Java Programming Forums

    It's nice to have a lady here.
    You sound like you have a strong technical background so picking up Java will be no problem!
    Feel free to ask any questions you may have and we will always do our best to help.

    I am attempting to learn the Piano myself at the moment. Maybe we can learn something from each other?!
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    Thanks for the kind words, guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Freaky Chris View Post
    I used Ladder Logic programming for a short period during my ALevel Electronics course, however I found it wasn't powerful enough for me so I reverted to Assembly to Implement my Miniture computer system using RAM Chips and and Micro Controllers!
    Wow, I'm impressed.

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    You sound like you have a strong technical background so picking up Java will be no problem!
    I'm not so sure. I've been at it for more than a year now. My first attempt at my program was a total failure of a huge spaghetti code. I'm afraid I'm too entrenched in sequential logic. PLC code is very easy compared to Java. But I don't give up easily.

    Quote Originally Posted by JavaPF View Post
    I am attempting to learn the Piano myself at the moment. Maybe we can learn something from each other?!
    I'm still a beginner too. The best tip I have is percevering. It always gets better with practice.

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    Default Re: Alice in Javaland

    I LOVE the name of this topic. Just thought you should know.

    I don't play the piano, but I do like the song Piano Man. And I am not addicted to chocolate in general, but I do have a sever addition to chocolate milk. WAY too old to be drinking chocolate milk, but it's so damn good.
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