Whew... it's been a min since I've written, felt great!
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- Brilliant!!!!!Feb 11, 2012
- Thanks Christopher!!Feb 11, 2012
- Your welcome! Thank you for adding me to your circle of friends. It is a pleasure and honor to meet your acquaintance.Feb 11, 2012
- Likewise!Feb 11, 2012
- This was a great post/read, and I'm glad you had/found a 'min' to write.
While I'm developing my first JavaServerFaces (JSF) application (always wanted to do Java and now I'm completely loving the experience) for my family business (www.oleta.com), I am finding myself wanting to help others in http://forum.primefaces.org (across the world) even more than write/do Java. Since I started developing a JSF web app back in August 2011 (after reading the Java EE 6 tutorial during the summer...had my own summer program....smile), I love using my experience to help others, whether it is just providing them a google.com or stackoverflow hyperlink, or a lengthy discussion with the goal to see them, myself, or someone develop a workaround/solution/fix for their issue (or forum topic).
Honestly, I have had thoughts of entrepreneurship, especially after I complete this web application that I'm developing, hoping to sell/market it to other related businesses throughout the country, etc.., and may continue developing products, God-willing. My family has plenty of work for me, including smartphone app(s) to develop or, initially, I want their smartphones to interface with the JSF web app that I'm developing.
Even when I started my career as software engineer back in 1995, I told peers that I'm not interested in management, I just love developing/maintaining software, debugging software, documentation (when it's required by client or management...etc). Saying that, I've been a contractor throughout my entire career, got laid off twice from Bank of America after contributing greatly to 2 major software projects between 2007 and 2011, and now, my current project (migrating legacy software I wrote back in 1994/1995 to Java Server Faces web application) seems to be bringing me to entrepreneurship, God-willing, but for now, I'm taking it one day at a time, working on this software by myself and helping others on primefaces forum. It's interesting that CNN Black in America kept showing up on CNN (since I keep TV tuned there, almost 24/7), and now, writing you. FYI, entrepreneurship is something that I'm being patient about, and feel as though I will get there, God-willing.
Angela, I think you are very beautiful woman and you are doing great things with all you are doing in your personal life (your family/children) and for all those that you are working with, and helping to make founders, entrepreneurs, etc.... Keep up the great work.
Howard W. Smith, Jr.Feb 11, 2012
- Great article. Glad you had time to write. I trust it was therapeutic! Look forward to growing with you and the NewMe Community!Feb 17, 2012