Java, C++?

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    Java, C++?

    Scince i am going to go on to college to get my masters in CS and hopefully make a career out of it, should i learn Java? I am not sure what field i am going into CS for, i am really drawn to game design even though o/s always appealed to me too.

    I know Visual Basic, HTML, and now i am learning c++. i don't want to backtrack on things like pascal, but it seems rational that the more i know the better off i will be.

    Thoughts?

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    JAVA IS EVIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

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    after ir ead your last post i so saw that comeing :P

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    You have a bachelors degree already, and your going for your masters? You should know about Java by now!

    I think that a virtual machine is an important subject. I didn't read too much about them until recently. It appears that virtual machines are built right ontop of the computer hardware. They lie underneath the kernel. The virtual machine emulates an operating system and it does this by creating a virtual environment in user mode. The programmers user mode applications are interpreted and the kernel activity is simulated with a virtual monitor mode and a virtual user mode (but it is only virtual, it's all really user mode). It's a fascinating subject.

    I think it's more important to study virtual machines, the actual systems. Research the history and trace it to Java.

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    Java is interpreted, hence SLOWER THAN RUSKI (cprog user)!!

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    Originally posted by Troll_King
    You have a bachelors degree already, and your going for your masters? You should know about Java by now!

    I think that a virtual machine is an important subject. I didn't read too much about them until recently. It appears that virtual machines are built right ontop of the computer hardware. They lie underneath the kernel. The virtual machine emulates an operating system and it does this by creating a virtual environment in user mode. The programmers user mode applications are interpreted and the kernel activity is simulated with a virtual monitor mode and a virtual user mode (but it is only virtual, it's all really user mode). It's a fascinating subject.

    I think it's more important to study virtual machines, the actual systems. Research the history and trace it to Java.
    hey... genius... the kid isn't even out of high school yet...

    anyways.... back on topic... Java is important yes, and most likely, you'll be forced to take it in college anyways... if you have a decent programming background, don't worry about it now... your Java courses in college will be a breeze.

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    thnx ober

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    I think ober has a s-s-stuttering problem

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    Originally posted by Shadow12345
    I think ober has a s-s-stuttering problem
    t-t-today junia !!
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    If you plan on taking the AP exam for Computer Science, which I plan on taking this year, junior. Starting next year it will be in Java. Just a thing to think about.
    the best things in life are simple.

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    Glowstick, that's way to easy.

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    dammit i was bout to answer that too!

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    same!!

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    Originally posted by golfinguy4
    Glowstick, that's way to easy.

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    u win. and the prize is ...
    a free self-induced pat on the back !!
    wow man !!
    lol.
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    Okay, here's the deal. I personally prefer C++ 'cos it's a lot faster than Java. Java is also okay but it's realy slow because its designed to run on multiple os's. I've done my Computer Science course and found that C++ was more enjoyable due to the fact that it was more of an challenge for me whereas java is relatively more easy than C++. But whatever you do, DON'T UNDERESTIMATE JAVA!!!!

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