These are chat archives for Javaliant/AdventLearning

17th
Jan 2015
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 17 2015 00:32
stack overflow crowdes up google search results and I almsot want to negate it from search results some times .... BUT occasionally the answers are helpful for solving a configuration problem.
Jadog1
@Jadog1
Jan 17 2015 01:56
Ah. Well, i feel loss. I'm assuming this is for learning Java correct?
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 17 2015 01:57
yes, Java. although hopeful with a focus on real world programs, not just "exercises" to test this or that pattern.
Jadog1
@Jadog1
Jan 17 2015 01:58

I see... well I know nothing about Java. I tried learning it b4, but I just stuck with Javascript, HTML, and CSS.

I hear it's quite a bit harder than Those languages?

Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 17 2015 03:57
not at all. I think Java is rather straight forward and easy to read (but I'm biased).
the important part is starting with the appropriate exercises. I would suggest starting with any of the free university courses. In fact, so that I can get a refresher, I'm going to do this course: https://tmc.mooc.fi/mooc/courses/12
If you want to learn Java, then I recommend Part 1 and Part2 of my "Spring MVC Step-By-Step" tutorial. It is actually the Spring MVC documentation, but I am adding a lot of notes and additional information. http://learningrealworldjava.blogspot.com/2015/01/spring-mvc-step-by-step-part-1.html
Part 1 & Part 2 will get you a complete and ready to go development environment for Java. If you have any questions or find any problems, PLEASE comment and let me know.
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 17 2015 09:16

In case anyone is interested in a real world project, I have a friend that runs a medical device inspection & calibration service. He would like to be able to store the calibration logs online and provide a PDF download on demand to customers.

This is my "real world" java web app that I am aiming towards. It may make ~$50 / month, so not enough to really matter, BUT, if it can transition into a net cashflow, then I'm hoping to devote more time to it.

This is the goal of my java learning exercises here, which is why I'm kind of launching (back) into Spring MVC (and eventually add hibernate).

If you are looking for a simple project management / Agile design tool, then check out taiga.io. It works pretty well for this. I've used it for solo projects since it came out this summer. So far it is a free service that ties into your GitHub account.
Jadog1
@Jadog1
Jan 17 2015 16:50
Alright cool thanks :)
Luigi Vincent
@Javaliant
Jan 17 2015 18:43
Hey jj, that sounds fantastic. I'd definitely like to hear more. I'd definitely like to talk. Right now I'm just tackling more CodeEval problems. I'm mostly a beginner, but I spend a large portion of my time learning, so if you could point me in the right direction, I could definitely acquire whatever is necessary.
It's deceptively simple.
Jason Robinson
@jjrobinson
Jan 17 2015 22:57
so CodeEval Exercise 103 will require knowledge of File I/O and argument passing. Is this something the group is ready to accomplish?