|For a long time I've wanted to learn software development but don't really know where to begin.|
I was a math major in college which I've found has been quite useful for programming (similar ways of thinking) and while I was in school did quite a bit of programming for numerical analysis and financial engineering classes.
In addition, when I take programming tutorials online they come easily and usually get through them pretty well. For example, I can get through the project Euler problems pretty easily (but again these are little programs that run int he console).
With all that said, how do I make the leap to learn about how different technologies come together to make software? Even though I feel like I've programmed a lot, I would have no idea where to start if I wanted to make a simple java app. When I load Eclipse for example, all the files and menus are a little overwhelming.
Thanks for your help. I feel like I have some programming skills that are going to waste because I can't seem to close this gap.