I'm learning design patterns. Frank Stahl told me, about a similar subject, "You sure do know how to have fun."
Marcia Derr and I went to Caffe Sole yesterday, in the heat, and tried to slog through the very beginning of Head First Design Patterns by Eric Freeman, et al. (O'Reilly and Associates).
The book is a little verbose and cutesy for all our tastes, but it's what we had. Mostly, we just tried figuring out how to compile and run Java programs and how to use Eclipse.
In the end, we got an example to run. The second example, we're still stuck on; they seem to use a class they don't supply a definition of.
Still, it was a pleasant way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Frank Stahl told me, about a similar subject, "You sure do know how to have fun."