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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Have a Dream………

martin-luther-king2Ok, so maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, its certainly not a dream of Martin Luther King proportions, an idea might be a better way of describing it.  Anyway, I’ve had this idea for a while, but don’t really have the skills to put it in to place so its always been just that, an idea.  Well this year I’ve decided I’m not going to let things like that stop me and I want to make my idea a reality, so I’ve decided to learn how to program in Java.

While I’m not totally new to programming, I would still say I’m a relative novice.  As a child I did some basic programming in BBC BASIC while at University I did learned some HTML, VBA and Fortran.  Object Orientated Programming however is totally new to me.  I’ve started out with Java All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies as I’ve always found the Dummies series of books a good way to get a basic grounding in a subject in the past.  Any recommendations for other books worth trying are greatly received.

I’ve only spent a couple of hours so far so its still early days, and my idea is still a long way from reaching reality, but at least I’ve started to take steps in the right direction. I’ll post updates on my progress as find time.  As for my idea, well you’ll just have to wait and see, don’t want to give anyone who already has the skills a jump start, but when I get around to launching it, you can be sure I’ll be shouting about it on this blog, though it might be some time, (years rather than months) before I get to that stage.  Just hope the idea is still relevant by the time I can make it happen, then perhaps I can also achieve a dream, one of independence and not being stuck in the daily grind of working for someone else.

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