+ 0 Votes Implementation? onbliss 7 years ago You have written programs, but are they installed and running anywhere? Are people using it? + 0 Votes Not Yet . . . Tuples 7 years ago I'm still not at a level where I consider myself "proficient". For example, I haven't even created a stand alone executable program yet. I began learning "a little here" and "a little there" without really putting some of the fundamental methods in place - which, as you can imagine, is a recipe for poor results.I guess my most complex project to date involves only about 400 lines of code - which is not really an accurate way to describe how much anyone does or does not know about the software. One of my books is from Sun, and I need to go back to page one and "get it right", so to speak. + 0 Votes the key to biz progs Dr Dij 7 years ago is accessing database tables. yet it is usually 'chapter 14' in any book on java.I would do this first. be able to read and write access database tables first. at this point it is a simple step to change the connection and read /write database tables in your company's ERP system when you get a job. also text files.then branch into other topics + 0 Votes Thanks for the recommendation . . . Tuples 7 years ago This will be added to my list of goals - the goals with a gold star next to them.Thank you for the suggestion. + 0 Votes Can you do something for the school? onbliss 7 years ago Maybe the school needs some software applications. I am not sure how a school goes about deciding on getting a software application for its use.But maybe you can write programs that will automate/computerize simple tasks in your present career.Maybe you can create a website for your school, or something specific to your teaching. It might not require Java, but it will help you gain some HTML & CSS knowledge. + 0 Votes Another Great Suggestion Tuples 7 years ago I do know (x)html & css, I've done several web sites and this could be an excellent way to help boost my resume.I've written a simple math quiz for my students - it asks three types of questions: * units conversions (km to miles, et cetera) * acreage calculations * simple interest loansIt's setup to get student information, then it randomly asks questions (within a range) about converting km to miles, mm to inches, yards to meters, et cetera. Each time the program runs, it's different (to help reduce academic dishonesty). Answers are randomly assigned to one of four buttons with incorrect answers located left/right in decreasing/increasing increments. I haven't created an interface yet with buttons, and so forth. I used multiple choice to help insure the program runs without errors - I am weak when it comes to solving/preventing errors while running programs (boring, but important chapters in the books).I'd really love to create "in-depth" applications which are tutorials for entire semesters. I heard on NPR a story about a college economics class that was performed entirely online - using a virtual environment similar to the Sims, the college students enrolled in the class learned about economics throughout the semester by buying things, & so forth. I thought this was "fabulously cool" and would really love to be a part of something like that.Thanks!:) + 0 Votes Have A Degree - Best Way To "Become A Programmer"? pgilligan 4 years ago I am interested to know how your programming career has progressed since then. I am in a similar situation to you, a 48yo programmer looking to retrain into something modern eg Java but reluctant to invest the time if there are no jobs for over 50 year olds in IT. + 0 Votes Have A Degree - Best Way To "Become A Programmer"? pgilligan 4 years ago I am interested to know how your programming career has progressed since then. I am in a similar situation to you, a 48yo programmer looking to retrain into something modern eg Java but reluctant to invest the time if there are no jobs for over 50 year olds in IT.