I'm trying to find out what I need to get started working as a programmer again. I've got 10+ years experience but it's all in a small town very isolated from anyone else in the field. It's been years since I've worked with another programmer and I don't have a degree as such wasn't available in that area - and the income was never sufficient for me to explore education.
I have no experience working for a professional company - or what would be needed to enter into that field.. Any suggestions? I've been looking offline for about 5 years now for help on this one - but have reached the realization I just don't know the right people or questions to ask.
Incidentally, I'm currently building a libevent based jabber communications server as an exercise - anyone interested?
dependancies: libevent, libexpat, openssl
Platforms: MacOSX, reasonably portable to Linux and should work on Windows but haven't tested yet. Core communications and XML
(please feel free to delete / ask me to rewrite / ... as appropriate. Please do let me know if there's any place I CAN ask about this though if you do)