said by cdru:
Have any hobbies or interests? I've always learned best when the project that I'm working on has a real purpose and not some synthetic purpose to justify just what the current programming topic is.
As silly as this sounds Ive racked my brain and have come up with nothing really useful so far, keep in mind Im a whole 4 chapters into the whole project so I guess its understandable.
said by IIIBradIII:
I'd recommend moving from your current exercise into something mobile. Download Eclipse, the android sdk, and some of Google's sample code. Make a little app for yourself to remind you to walk the dog or something - something personal you can use and appreciate when you're done. If you're an iphone user, develop the app for that.
Im an android user and Ive been told that Android apps are made in Java but that is/was my long term goal, just to write some kind of app for my phone. I grabbed a book about SL4A which seems to be a way to use Python for programming apps but thats way past my understanding at this point.
Thanks to you both for the answers.