(Building the Human Computer Interface)
Today was my last day in Java class. I was sad to see it come to an end, even though I am swamped with work. Our professor has been great this semester! She has pushed us to learn hard-core code, from Layout Managers to Action Performed methods and Listeners. JTable Models, Cell Renderers, and more! Apparently, this course is the equivalent to two college level CS courses, I think. Actually, she joked that I far surpass my brother in coding skills by now. Of course, I doubt this :p
Actually, speaking of which, my brother and I will code an application together this summer. He wants to practice working with data structures and I need to learn to use Grid Bag Layout on my own. :) It should be plenty of fun! Maybe if we make a nice applet, we can rework the church site and make a nice new web-environment!
Anyway, getting back to class, it was a lot of fun this semester. I loved programming in Java and am so happy to see our final working application. And to think...a few weeks ago I had never seen a GUI spring forth from a coded file! I have gone from knowing nothing to knowing all sorts of terminology and tricks in the computing trade.
By the way, I plan to post our final project once I package it up into a JAR file. There is no database back end, so it doesn't actually "search" gifts, but you can see how cool it looks and click around^^
Tonight was also the day for presentations in the course I am assisting. It was great to see everybody create projects based on what they learned from study and hard work outside of class. I am so happy for all of them! :)
And I was presenting mine only a few months ago, jumping for joy when the professor expressed his satisfaction with our work. Time is flying.
Who wants to come to BUCKIT WEEK? :D
Let me tell you what it is first and then you can think on it, ne?
It's "an intensive 5 day course designed to help you increase your knowlege of key concepts in the Word of God and gain practical hands-on experience in communicating God's truth to others." Basically, it is a time for college-aged Christians to come together, study, and grow together in God's word. The two teachers are great people. Craig is my Bible study teacher here at Maryland and I got the chance to meet Jabe Nicholson when I went to help in Tuscaloosa. I know it will be a great opportunity to learn and mature in faith, so I am really excited! I am going to try to talk my brother into coming... :p
Now, I am tired. My whole body (and mind) wants to sleep.