Drive forum is where the drivers get together to complain, uh rather,
discuss their assignments and encourage each other. Thanks to the enthusiastic
initiative of Johannes
de Jong, you can keep track of your progress on the drive with the Assignment Log. If you're tough enough to get through the nitpicking,
you'll see your name on the Graduation Log.
Gettin' them doggies...
It's been a relatively quiet month over at the Cattle Drive forum, but we know (fer sure) that the drivers and nitpickers are all busy behind the scenes working on their assignments and pickin' those nits. The list of active drivers shows around 18 drivers lately, the majority kickin' up dust in the OOP, Servlets and JDBC corrals. Those doggies are the tough 'uns, so writin' em up and cleaning out the nits takes a bit longer.
And a shiny spur goes to...
Hold on to yer spurs a minute there... Haven't had any Cattle Drivers movin' on to graduate this month - y'all better get a move on thar, we got some right nice spurs all polished up and ready for the next lucky graduates.
Back from being out on the range...
A trio of rugged riders made it back to the drive: Josue Cedeno, Greg Harris and Joe McGuire came moseyin' back to get at it agin'. Welcome back to the hardy ones!
Two advanced Cattle Drivers, Daniel Olsen and Jason Adam, have been achin' to get their sorry butts out of their JDBC saddles and onto a comfy barstool in the saloon. Jason and Daniel have just been joined by Lance Finney. Way to go Lance! Hang in there, guys, rumors at the watering hole say that you're not far off.
Nitpicking is hard work too...
We know they're workin' reeeeeally hard, after all we've seen what those assignments look like once the nitpickers have combed through 'em. Hats off to Marilyn deQueiroz and Jason Adam for their dedication and patience with the pesky vermin that always manage to make their way into those assignments.
Tips for the Trail
Variable names: it may sound trivial, but if you're wantin' your code to get the stamp of approval from the nitpickers, take a minute to give those variables nice, full-size, meaningful names. Yup, those nitpickers are pretty darn serious about the three most important things about Cattle Drive code: readability, readability and readability!
Written by Jason Adam and Pauline McNamara