I'm feeling sad. I graduated and never found that elusive entry-level programming job, they seem to be so rare in the UK. I have been stuck in a job for approaching 3 years and although I'm moving up its not really something I want to pursue so now I'm considering another career change and leaving IT behind!
Any suggestions for getting back into coding? I feel I need to complete a decent size program to use as an example of what I can do but I've been away so long now the C++ threads may as well be written in Russian! I considered getting a laptop, nothing special but a new toy dedicated to getting me back into it. I dont spend much time on my own machine anymore, so between my home, my work and my girlfriends place I might be able to get something done. Sounds like a reasonable idea?
Anyone got any other suggestions?