So I’ve downloaded and installed Eclipse 3.1.2 and JDK (1.)5.0. I’m learning the basics: threads, collections, exceptions, and i/o from the Sun tutorials. What I need is a small project that uses all the above concepts as well as XML (FpML), both reading and writing.
Maybe a RSS reader? (YES, again…) I’m not sure. Let me know if you have some ideas of small project(s) to work on to learn Java/Eclipse.
On another note, I just bought a bus pass and I’ll be riding the METRO everyday. Here is some math:
|METRO||$ per trip||$ per day||$ per week||$ per year||$ per month|
*$75 worth $92.50
|$ per gallon||2.18||2.18||2.18|
|$ per day||3.76||3.13||2.69|
Bottom line: I’ll be saving ~$1.27 per day plus all that time NOT driving well spent on book.
P.S. Shawshank Redemption is awesome. “I hope” you find it as good as I do.