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For the last 2 years, I've had this idea for a music education application on jazz improvisation.
I am working through Headfirst Java which I think is a good starting point... Possibly followed by Headfirst OOA/D
And Design Patterns.
I am overwhelmed and not sure where or how to start.
I have the concept on paper with pages of diagrams and notes yet I am not sure
how to bring this into reality. Conceptually, I can see it before me but I am frustrated since I don't
don't see a clear roadmap or blueprint to follow for implementation.
Is this too ambitious an undertaking for a novice.
Any suggestions or advice will be greatly appreciated.
First, there is no need for duplicate posts and it is highly discouraged.
It normally will take two to three years to completely understand how to use object-oriented design patterns. If you have software programming experience then you might be able to complete your project sooner than if you have never written a program before. I suggest that you learn about and create a work breakdown structure (WBS) for your project. Then work on very small parts and gradually you might be able to see a clear roadmap or blueprint to follow for implementation.
Good luck and welcome to the JavaRanch - a friendly place for Java greenhorns!
My apologies for the double post, I was not aware of the rule. It will not happen again.
Extreme impatience and frustration on my end; having an idea and seeking answers to
bring it forth into reality. Thanks to everyone for the feedback... Greatly appreciated.