Hi there Phillip and Patricia — Thanks for your e-mails. Is now the right time not to send to all? I’m happy to avoid that but, I don’t want to be a lurker.
So, it’s interesting that some is C++ and some Java, and Yes I think the Java side will be easy to pick up, but I’ll aim to work on both. My contributions may not be massive, but I will try to at least have a steadyish drip-drip-drip after ramp-up time. Mixed metaphor. I have a Mac and I have two Windows boxes, I don’t know the details but if people think it’s worth it, maybe I could install a Linux partition on one of those. I use Visual Studio, now 2015 edition, and I’ve used Xcode with Obj-C and Swift a bit, but if there’s a free/ish version of another IDE you recommend, I can install that. Re where I live, it’s Los Angeles, in Koreatown which is central, near downtown. I’ll start diving into “how to get started” on the site further, but any brief look-here directions anyone is willing to offer will help, and if anyone is willing to say they’ll provide (very brief) go-here help / a little extra review for C++, that would be great. I always work TDD or test-bound as I call it ( == test before any first use ), but I could miss things. Otherwise I’ll try to work solely from the join-lists direction and other advice on the site. PS, Love this: This message optimized for indexing by NSA PRISM Proceeding slowly but surely. — Ed Fallin