doggies on the Cattle
It's where you come to learn Java, and just like the
cattle drivers of the old west, you're expected to pull
your weight along the way.
The Cattle 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 start collecting
moose heads at the Cattle Drive Hall of Fame.
At the moment, folks is steerin' clear of the Classes and Objects trail.
Must be somethin' in the wind. The other three trails are keepin' about
a dozen Drivers busy a-kickin' up dust and a-chasin' them Moose.
Fresh riders on the Drive...
Got three new Cattle Drivers signed up on the assignment log, Chris
Leeworthy, Nicholas Burgett and Sherry
Cuenco, all jumpy and chompin' at the bit to push them nitpickers.
The trail gets a might bit bumpy 'round these parts. Get ready...
Another moose on the wall
Yep, that's right, you make it
through, you get yerself a nice little moose to hang on
the wall. Well, OK, so it's a virtual moose on a virtual
wall, but you can be right proud of 'em! Thanks to the
efforts of Marilyn deQueiroz, you can now
proudly admire your codin' accomplishments at the
Cattle Drive Hall of Fame.
Check it out, pardner, it's worth a wink.
This month, three Drivers bagged a moose on the Classes and Objects trail.
A big congratulations to John Hembree, Donald
Cossitt (his second this month), and Richard Hawkes,
the third Driver to ever pass OOP-4 on the first try - not that it's a
competition or anything...
Make room at the bar for ol' timer Carol Murphy who
just bagged her fourth moose out on the JDBC trail. Can't wait to suck
down some sasparilla with ya and hear some of them fish stories.
Back in the saddle
Cowboy Joseph Russell spent a spell out on the open
range. But now's he's back in town, huntin' down that no-good varmint
Nearin' the end of the trail
Old-timer Barry Gaunt, as persistent as ever, is gettin'
close to the last assignment. Folks will have to make up new assignments
just to keep him going.
Nitpicking is hard work
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, Pauline McNamara, and Jason Adam for their dedication
and patience with the pesky vermin that always manage to
make their way into those assignments.
Those gentlemen behind the bar...
Notice the fellas wipin' the bar and shinin' up the sarsparila glasses?
Updating that assignment log is tough work too. Big thanks to Michael Matola and Barry Gaunt. Mosey up and place
yer orders. Rumor has it Michael keeps some special stuff under the bar,
if you know what to ask fer.
Joinin' the Drive
You think ya got what it takes? You ready for some work and some good learnin'? Then pull up a stool and read up on Joinin' the Drive. Good luck!
Content and format adapted from Ol' Timer Pauline
McNamara's original column. -Dirk