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.

Fresh rider on the Drive...
Give a hearty welcome, all y'all, to that new rider on the Drive, Jana Smith. The trail ahead is long, but it's a mighty rewardin' ride.

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.

No moose is safe any more with these folks a-huntin'. Sherry Cuenco, Amy Phillips, and Nick Burgett each bagged themself another moose this month for completing the OOP assignments. And David Malott got his first moose (one-eyed and equipped with flies, they tell me) for completing the first set of assignments.

Back on the Drive
They say Cattle Drivin's in yer blood, and the Drive saw the return of some of its own this month. Sam Tilley's back working on the Servlets assignments (somethun tells me them new letters after his name -- SCWCD -- might help see him throught some bumpy patches on the servlets trail). And Jeremy Thornton and Wirianto Djunaidi are back in the saddle after spending a spell out on the range.

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.

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!

Cattle Drive update by Ol' Timer Michael Matola