What I'm into

Hmmm... There have been a lot of things I wanted to learn lately... But without an actual project to work with, it will be quite impossible to learn fast... I'm the type of person who tends to study about a lot of things. May it be about computers, nature, food, girls, or your hamster's nose... To tell you people what I've been up to lately, I've been reading on the following subjects:

- Object Relational Mapping (ORM)
    particularly on Hibernate. But I never got the chance to try this yet although I have all the jar files setup already and I somehow have an idea of what I need to do.

- Web Services

    I have read a few articles about this one. I heard this is easilly done in PHP. Hmmm... I'll get back at you someday I promise! I'll probably keep an eye on Apache Axis

- JUnit

    In one of my previous interviews, they said that I should start reading/trying JUnit so I'll be ready when I join them. Alhtough, I never got the chance to because I was already hired by another employer.:) It seems like everybody's going TDD so I better make a move!

- Jasper Reports
    I'm just starting to read about this now. Maybe I can integrate this to my current project and + points in my resume bwahahaha! Shame on me for not knowing this technology until now... Every J2EE developer should be familliar with this reporting API.

- Oracle
My frustration of all the DBMS. I'll be happy just to be able to write a single app that has oracle as its backend. Now that Oracle express is out.... Hehehe... You just wait.:)

I've also been reading on the following books

- Head First Design Patterns
    Little by little I read on this book so I could gain more knowledge on design patterns that I don't know about...

- Effective Java
    One of my mentors said "Hindi kumpleto pagiging Java programmer" if you haven't read this book. It's good, only that you really got to have a good hold of Java first before you can absorb everything the author says... A must read for every Java Developer!

- Developing Games in Java
    I just had this book. I made my sis order this through Amazon since I don't have a credit card(I'm too afraid to have one). Although this is not related to my team's current game project(don't ask about it, it's total trash) I need to get some ideas like collision detection algorithm so we could design the architecture of the game right. Our game is a very very very simple sidescrolling shooter currently under the planning phase hehehe and will be made using C++ and Allegro game library.

Hmmm... That coffee seems to be having an effect on me now... Time to get back to work!
Published 09-12-2006 11:48 PM by lamia
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Wednesday, September 13, 2006 4:02 PM by adonhis

# re: What I'm into

You have a lot of good and reliable resources with you especially books. You're taking advantage of your sister's credit card account. Hahaha! I frustratingly wanted to have a copy of that "Head First" book. Sorry for me I don't have a sister like yours. :(

Anyway, go digg books lamia!!! :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2006 6:02 PM by lamia

# re: What I'm into

As if you didn't benefit from my books during our College days lolz! Me and my two sisters are not in good terms so I won't be having any new books anytime soon. :)