Lost touch with Java
I have lost touch with programming in java. I used it extensively in college but because I could not find a job at the time, I went a differnt route. I am a self-taught LAMP developer but I would like to re-learn java or j2ee. I have a fulltime job as a web developer but unfortunately I dont think my company will be letting me touch the java projects. I was thinking of joining an open-source project (idoubt the ppl of those projects accept ppl with my level of experience in java). I have read books and online tutorials but I am more of a result-driven, learn-by-example kind of person. I have setup my own environment to learn in but alas, my progress has not been fruitful because I have no goal (other than to learn and gain some experience). I was hoping someone can point me to an open source project that accepts pple of my level of expertise or anything of the sort that will help me gain some experience.