Movin' them doggies on the Cattle Drive

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.

Gettin' them doggies...
We got 'round about a good dozen ranchers drivin' along the trail, most of 'em in rasslin' good ol' Java-4 Say and Servlets-4 assignments.

Fresh riders on the Drive...
Got two new Cattle Drivers signed up on the assignment log, Rachel Andrew and Amy Phillips. These cowgirls will be larnin' the menfolk a thing or two about ridin' and ropin' and codin'.

Another moose on the wall for...
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.

Cattle Drive bartender and Old Fart Barry Gaunt has bagged another moose. This time it's on the Servlets trail of the drive. He's a mighty fast driver, that 'un. John Hembree splits his time between the ridin' the open range and his farm (basement server farm) in the Ohio territory. John just bagged his first moose on the Cattle Drive Basics trail.

Back in the saddle
Cowboy Daniel Dunleavy spent a spell out on the open range. But now's he's back in town, huntin' down that no-good varmint called "Say-4b."

Wanted in five counties: master of disguise
The law's one step closer to tracking down that outlaw known all over the 'Ranch as "Doco Mastadon." Or will the Cattle Drive make an honest man out of Donald Cossitt?

Nearin' the end of the trail
Old-timer Carol Murphy is rasslin' the last assignment to the ground. Maybe them XML assignments are right around the bend.

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, 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.

Michael Matola