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Concept to OO/Design Patterns

thomas a williams

Joined: Oct 07, 2005
Posts: 3

Hi All,
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.

Thanks in advance,

Thanks in Advance,

Enjoy The Journey, Tom
Jimmy Clark
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Joined: Apr 16, 2008
Posts: 2187

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!

thomas a williams

Joined: Oct 07, 2005
Posts: 3

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.
I agree. Here's the link:
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