I spent so much time on one end of semester project that the other project turned into a steaming pile of fail. I hope for mercy.
I have however learned the basics of JSP and how to get my Java class files into JSP. I also definitely understand OOP programming more than I have before. It’s pretty exciting…and frustrating. Also, I finally get Eclipse and I like it!
I continually marvel at how these steps from CS 201 (aka crash course in Java) to CS 331 (data structures/algorithms with lots of Java programming) led me into courses where there was a lot less hand holding, but that foundation made it possible for me to not freak out. It also helps that I have stumbled through web scripting languages and database management in my previous life. It’s nice to know understand what the heck is going on: the theory behind it.
However, the biggest lesson I have learned this short summer semester is that application development is best done over the course of weeks with plenty of rest. When I, with fresh eyes, started looking at some of the PHP code that was failing and that was written during my sleep deprived moments, the reasons for failure were so obvious.