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    I started learning java.. and I stopped after playing with user input. It was too much trouble at the time. Oh well, same thing I did the first time I looked at C++.
    What is C++?

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    like Axon said
    Don't take a negative attitude towards it or you will never like it (that doesn't only go for Java )... I just learned java over the summer, but with a great c++ background it was a breeze. I picked up "Beginning Java 2" by Horton and "Java in a nutshell" (O'reilly series), and I felt comfortable with the syntax within a week - everything else is the same - computer science.
    Well theres a difference there, if you would already know something like C++ Java cant be difficult its just syntax learning ( includes getting to know functions etc as well)...

    Once you get the feeling of programming the rest isnt too difficult again, at least for me that is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vicious
    I started learning java.. and I stopped after playing with user input. It was too much trouble at the time. Oh well, same thing I did the first time I looked at C++.
    User input is also much easier with the upcoming version of Java.
    Last edited by Sang-drax : Tomorrow at 02:21 AM. Reason: Time travelling

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    another thing why I love java is that I do 75% of my coding in a windows environment: for c++ I use MSVC++ and when I have to ported over to unix, I always have a bunch of errors that need fixing...with java (coded in JBuilder) it works right away good ol' cross platform language

    some entropy with that sink? entropysink.com

    there are two cardinal sins from which all others spring: Impatience and Laziness. - franz kafka

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    what i really like about Java is Eclipse . I type 3 or 4 lines of code, click a couple menu options and BAM! i have a 30 lines of code and a functional java class. Or i highlight some existing code, click some refactoring options and BOOM, i have new classes/functions with all instance and references in my project updated.

    ...and just for completeness,... POW, BIFF, ZAP

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    > i asked the lecturer why and he said well look this is the way u code in Java .

    Well, he's right. The reason we return int in C is because that's what the standard says. In Java, it's just void.

    > You never know what jobs/school might throw at you.

    Back to my Access project

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    I got to agree with Perspective, Eclipse is the nicest Java IDE (2nd nicest overall) I've ever used. I have never had a compile error because it catches them all before I compile. Honestly its like having some hyper-attentive detail person watching over your shoulder for when you forget some minor thing. That and it will do so much of the mundane for you.

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    I like JCreator.

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    Just had my first test about Java and yeeey i have an A+ on the test .

    Afterall its a funny language thanks guys for just supporting me back then .


    Greets,

    Ganglylamb.

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    Well I am glad some of you are opening up to Java. C# is another great one to learn as well.

    Always keep an open mind... C and C++ are not always the best...


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