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Lei Zhang
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 29
Hey! any active students here? I'm just bored! I have been checking this forum eveyday since my last submission, still waiting for my new nitpicker to be assigned.


Anyone here??


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Katrina Owen
Sheriff

Joined: Nov 03, 2006
Posts: 1357
    
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Well, I'm an active nitpicker, and there are four or five students in various stages of nitpickery with me, if I recall correctly.
Lei Zhang
Greenhorn

Joined: Jul 10, 2007
Posts: 29
Good to know Thanks, Katrina
Brian Legg
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 07, 2008
Posts: 488
Anyone have some details? I don't even know what I have stumbled into

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paul wheaton
Trailboss

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20494
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A am the nitpicker king and the primary author of the cattle drive! Coming out of CD retirement for a bit and reporting for duty!

Brian, as for details: your name is .... Brian ... perhaps you were looking for some other kinds of details?






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Harry Graham
Greenhorn

Joined: Feb 18, 2009
Posts: 10
May be a dead post but I am here. Never programmed a thing in my life, talk about biting off more then I can chew...Glad I am stubborn or this could take a while, oh wait it is going to.
Carol Murphy
village idiot
Bartender

Joined: Mar 15, 2001
Posts: 1194
Hang on to your hat, Harry! And welcome!
margaret gillon
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 12, 2008
Posts: 317
    
    5

Hi Harry,

I'm an active student. I started the Cattle Drive last month. I have been programming 30 years but in more traditional top-down languages. Some of the languages I use have changed to include objects but none are pure OOP like Java. Java is a change for me and the Cattle Drive is a great way to grasp the language.

Margaret.
Mark Judman
Greenhorn

Joined: Oct 20, 2007
Posts: 14
Hi. I'm active too. I'm a Lotus Notes/Domino developer who's been playing with Java for some years without getting really serious about it. Participation in the Cattle Drive is me getting serious about Java.

margaret gillon
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 12, 2008
Posts: 317
    
    5

I am modifying my endorsement of the Cattle Drive that I posted on 8/17. I still think the drive is a good way to learn but it seems the nitpickers on the drive are overload and response times to submitted assignments in my case have been as long as 22 days between when I sent the instructor my revisions and received a reply.. I have touched base with other students and they have also experienced similar response times. This means that by the time I am nitpicked I am so far away from the assignment that it takes awhile to go back and pick it up again. If learning Java is not urgent go ahead and use this course. If learning Java is required for bringing Java technology into the work place another alternative should be examined for training.
 
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