Hello All, Need some advice. I have been working here at my job for a year now. Initially the work seemed very interesting, but now I am freaking bored with it. I have nothing interesting to do. From last month or so I haven't even done anything interesting in java or my job. Normally I participate in forums, give active interest in new technologies that are coming out, like web services.... But I do not do that anymore. And I have no explanation why I am doing this. I like challenging work. I have also looked into participating into Open Source Project, but I haven't found a real good which I can actively contribute and enhance my knowledge at the same time. Any help will be appreciated!!! Thanks!
How long have you been working and what are you doing? Most jobs end up being boring after a while. Even if you change jobs, they often end up as boring as the original job. What is it that you would like to do that you think will hold your attention for a longer period of time?
I like to do challenging work. Something very interesting. Like architecture. Designing stuff. I want to participate in open projects. I want to learn robust way of coding and designing. Projects like Axis, Apache SOAP, Tomcat are very interesting, but I do not know where to start. Meaning what to do with it. Let say I download tomcat, i write a testservlet, test jsp and then what. I am done. What to do after that? What to explore? I want to know how a request gets populated in TomCat and so on and so forth... Thanks for replying!!!
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well, I m sure you will be interested in some reading material.. learn to XP.. read through Extremem Programming.. @ http://www.extremeprogramming.org/ Regds Lupo [ July 09, 2002: Message edited by: gautham kasinath ]
Yeah, I agree, source forge is a decent place to take up some time. And I too have been excercising everyday lately, just quit smoking, so I now feel like jogging around the world after I lift weights for a couple hours.But you know what, I am still frickin bored!Luckilly school starts in a few days, then I'll be crying for a break,lol
You could try working on another cert. For example, if you would like a motivation to help you learn more about Tomcat, try working on the SCWCD cert. I think writing pieces of code is at least as helpful for studying as reading the books.
I agree with Reid. I was bored too at the beginning of the year, and I decided to get certified for SCJP, which I finished in May. Now I'm bored again ;p I will probably start working on another Java cert soon, either Developer or SCWD...haven't decided yet. But I found it fun and challenging studying for the SCJP, so I would recommend that to cure your boredome.
Look, you need to discover some inner ept of yourself that will rekindle interest in other areas. Do try reading books on witchcraft and do start a dream journal. See if you can remember your dream after 2 days. If you can, your subconscious eye will be opening soon........