Hi All I do not know if it already exists or not but I thought I still suggest it.There are so many of us in this forum who are new to OOAD and Patterns.Also we have got a lot of mentors-people like Frank Carver, Kyle Brown,Ilja Preuss to name a few - here. Wouldn't it be great if bartenders could select a team of 4-5 who take up a fictional project and discuss the full life cycle and beyond.I mean they can start with requirements and move on to Analysis,Design,Testing,Patterns ,refactoring etc. Also they can help us by creating some kind of notes suggesting as to why a particular class was thought or why a particular pattern was applied.It would be great if they can implement the whole thing like they do in their real projects that they do I think there are a lot of people on this site who can back me up and request the people in charge to start something on these lines. Regards sanj
I am at the beginning stages of a "self development and learning" project myself. And I must say that it takes up a lot of time going through all the proper steps in order the learn the entire process. As my job does not require any knowledge of JAVA what-so-ever, I am doing this so that I can at least say I have some experience in the design and development process of a major project. With that being said, what you are asking for would take up a lot of valuable time not to mention that most of the people you stated are already helping in other forums by answering questions. I have 2 things to say about the suggestion you have made. 1. Javaranch would definatly have to charge for this kind of service. It would be a consulting/teaching job, would it not? 2. Start your own project and at each level of the project find the appropriate forums and ask question like crazy. We are all already here to do that. No need to make a special "team" to do it in one place. My opinion on the matter anyway if it counts.
Maybe an alternative would be for you to start a topic presenting some requirements for a project and proceed through the design process, letting people comment on it along the way. It wouldn't be quite the same thing, but might prove valuable to you anyway.
Hi sanj, I don't think it needs to be a project done solely by bartenders. I think greenhorns would learn much more by actually collaborating. Junilu started such a thread a year ago: http://www.coderanch.com/t/97611/patterns/OO-Calculator-Tutorial It was certainly interesting and we could try to revive it - but for me to put the necessary amount of time into it, I would require you (and other greenhorns) to participate accordingly.
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