join the club..Both me and wife are architects by qualification. and current employment. Currently busy finding out ways to get into IT world..
I have alreacdy spent a few months trying to study and go for SCJP exam. Its tough isn't it as you must yourself are fully aware of the problems related to going into new stuff.
Anyway what is important that following this rat race isn't gonna harm us and we always have our profession to fall back.
Programming, as compared to any systems and mentainance work is better for us as it has that creativity touch in it.
We hope that we could encourage each other and and try not to be inhibited in asking those silly questions that come in ou minds which are just nothing for any IT guys..But hey we are new to it..so what
So hope to see you around on the ranch and lets call ousrselves aspiring programmers from non-programming background..