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Ideas for projects to learn/practice Java

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micromoth
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Hi,
I'm not a professional Java programmer, but I'd like to get further into using Java by working on things in my spare time. Unfortunately I can't think of small projects that I could work on that I can use to build upon the little Java I know.
Does anyone have any advice on where I can get ideas on what to work on with Java in my spare time?

Stephen

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aravindmangu
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Heyy , I am wrkinn on java and i wnt 2 increase my knowledge cn some one plz invlove me in a projct on J2EE , struts , JSP , servlets , core java

eshafoshaf
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In general, I'd say you should take some good open source work and modify it. Look at something that is established and then say "I think it should do XXXXX." That way you get a good look at someone else's code before you write your own. By choosing a large project you will get a better understanding of how to decompose large projects. Let's face it, we all learn to read before we write.....

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I'm leading a project in java.net called JUGIM. We are making an Instant Messenging for JUG (Java User Group) usage.

I welcome you to join our project as either observer or content provider, as we are lack of people.

We learn through out the way. If you are interested please mail me at dev@jugim.dev.java.net .

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jvanlente
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> Hi,
> I'm not a professional Java programmer, but I'd like
> to get further into using Java by working on things
> in my spare time. Unfortunately I can't think of
> small projects that I could work on that I can use to
> build upon the little Java I know.
> Does anyone have any advice on where I can get ideas
> on what to work on with Java in my spare time?
>
> Stephen

Hi..I'm in the same situation as you (looking for ideas for programming practice)..I noticed you posted this message quite a while ago, have you found any good ideas anywhere? I've had a few ideas of small things to work on, such as calculating a person's age in days based on their date of birth, and a program using a JFrame interface that converts measurements between the english and metric systems(this, of course, has been done many times before but it was good practice, both with program logic and JFrame design using action and item listeners). I've also created a simple game based on the star wars movies that gives a line from one of the movies, and the user selects which character that said the line, and I have small images of the characters as the selections. In the class I had last semester, we had to create a fake ATM machine that takes a user's name and password, and lets them adjust their balance.

Anyway, I don't know if your knowledge of Java is well beyond these things or not, but I thought I'd give you the few ideas I've had, and see if you've found or thought of anything interesting.

nirav_patel
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Hi there,
Well, java.net ( this site ) provides ample oportunities to engage in any of available Java projects...Start with "observer" role..etc.

Also, so many options are there on sf.net, there are around 70% of total projects in Java!

Hope this might help.

Regards,

Nirav

benewu
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to be a "observer" is a good idear,
but I cannot learn more if nobody teatch or
talk about what they are doing or why they do that.