I hadn’t really planned on it, but it looks like this is the year I’ll learn Java. And by that I mean actually programming in Java.

I’ve toyed with Java in the past. I even use a text edit written in Java, and have written some macros in Beanshell, a Java compatible scripting language, but the time has come to go all the way, and learn the Java.

I’ve installed Tomcat and started to play with JSP, but feel like I’ve got a long way to go. There’s Cocoon, and JSTL, and Struts and all sorts of things I only have passing knowledge of. I’ve used Velocity, read about Lucene, built stuff with Ant, but have never felt comfortable with Java the way I have with Perl.

I’m sort of excited and dreading it, all at the same time. ;)

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