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  • C++/C

    20 80.00%
  • HTML

    4 16.00%
  • OpenGL

    10 40.00%
  • DirectX

    6 24.00%
  • Java

    5 20.00%
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What's your favorite language/API

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    >I would consider any set of instructions which control hardware ( even through other programs ) a language.<

    Therefore doing anything on a computer is programming. You have a very loose (almost meaningless) definition.
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    Personally, I enjoy coding Java more than any other language (including ones not in this poll). I feel like picking up new tasks within the language is simple due to the very documented API. The language itself is quite complete. You have a package for most tasks. The syntax is great and easy to read. There are tons of great open source tools as well (Tomcat, JBoss, Ant, Struts, etc.). It's lack of speed isn't as much of an issue with 2ghz+ CPUs. I really don't have any complaints or see any faults in Java. Except for Sun of course. I don't think they should be in control of Java.

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    >>I don't think they should be in control of Java.

    Don't worry, they wont be much longer.

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    Originally posted by Xei
    >>I don't think they should be in control of Java.

    Don't worry, they wont be much longer.
    Source?

    I have a hard time believing Sun will just give it up.

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    Originally posted by CompiledMonkey
    Source?

    I have a hard time believing Sun will just give it up.
    Sun wont just give it up, but their contract is extremely complicated and they simply cannot bind Microsoft to its technology forever. I read a bunch of these documents, somewhere in there it is shown that Microsoft will be able to expand on the technology in a certain amount of time(Their agreement says that they can right now, actually, but there is more involved in different aspects). Here is all the information you will need: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/java/default.asp
    Last edited by Xei; 03-18-2003 at 07:39 PM.

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    First, the last group I would want in charge of Java is MS. Why? Because Java wouldn't exist anymore. I was thinking IBM would be a better group.

    Second, currently, anybody can extend the source of Java. The source is included in the SDK download. If MS had plans of tampering with Java and releasing their own version, they would have already. Of course they really have, it's just called J# instead of MSJava.

    Lastly, Sun will not give up Java. I wish a transaction between them and IBM could take place, but it just won't happen.

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