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Go ahead and do what you really love to do! Do nothing else! You have so little time. How can you think of wasting a moment doing something for a living you don’t like to do? What kind of a living is that? That is not a living, that is a dying!

— Neale Donald Walsch

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Hi everybody

Just wanted to share something with you all. So I came across this java learning road map, which I think is typical of the skills required for a Java developer. I like that it proceeds on a step-by-step basis, and thus, guides those who don't know where to start. However, I'm still trying to figure out what the colors indicate. Not sure why some blocks are colored the way they are.

While looking at the various job postings you would soon come to the realization that everybody and their mama require that you know these building blocks at a minimum — haha :). courtesy of in28minutes.com

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Here's another one, presumably more in-depth.

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A little learning is a dang’rous thing;
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring:
There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
And drinking largely sobers us again.

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You may have heard the phrase, “A little learning is a dangerous thing.” It’s found in Alexander Pope’s poem An Essay on Criticism, composed in 1709. Pope wrote “A little learning is a dangerous thing; drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring: there shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, and drinking largely sobers us again.” 

What does it mean? In effect, Pope is saying that a little learning or knowledge (the “shallow draughts”) will only befuddle (“intoxicate the brain”), misleading us into thinking we know more than in fact we do. Remedy for this problem lies in continuing to learn (“drinking largely” at the “Pierian spring,” the spring sacred to the Muses and the source of the knowledge of art and science). But the idea expressed in those verses is much older than the 18th century. It’s possible that it goes back a few thousand years.

— Analysis provided by Sabine Eiche,  http://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/columnists/column-a-little-learning-is-a-dangerous-thing-more-is-better-1.1331349