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    Which language?

    Hello all,
    I would like to know which language to learn that would work best for what I want. I would like to make a card game..but a game that I can play with family and friends on the net. I would like to have each user log-on and be able to retain points that each player would earn. I would like to have a lobby with chat screen and games being played displayed. Ingame chat and a few other things.
    My question is which language would be best to use for this?
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    And that posts encompasses about twenty thousand lines of code give or take a few.

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    Something like PHP, I suppose... maybe even make it in Flash.
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    You can't start programming languages like that.
    You have to learn basics, test things etc. That takes time.
    It could take several years until you are ready to make such program, you can't just learn a language to make a specific program.

    SlyMaelstrom is right, such things as PHP and Flash are easy easier, so you may be able to make your card game without learning 2-4 years of programming first.
    Last edited by maxorator; 09-13-2006 at 06:14 AM.

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    The only net language I know is PHP ... I'd say go onto a web forum. You'll probably have better luck there.

    Here's one that either may or may not help - http://forums.devshed.com/web-design-27/ Start with easy things and work your way up. Do you have experience with these kinds of things?

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    PHP is the most popular net language, probably the most useful one, too.

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    Java. He never said it should have an HTML interface and I would consider PHP or any other server side scripting language one of the worst choices to have clients connect to a service taking turns in graphical gameplay.

    Write your own server. Write your own clients. Be aware that this is not an easy task and you will probably fail. Networking, Graphics, Gameplay. Pick one and try it, then tackle the other, then the third and finally try getting them all together. You won't just get a game out of nowhere.
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    Oops, I forgot it was a card game...

    Also, be aware that you need to LEARN Java before you make such things with it.

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    Thanks for the replies,
    I am aware that there will be a steep learning curve. I was just asking for some advice on a starting point. I told you what I wanted and you gave me a rough idea. I do have lots of time to learn and I can learn fairly quickly.
    My question was simply which would be the best way to go for what I want. I fro some reason have never been a big fan of java. (no offense).
    Thankyou
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    So your not the only one, I have'nt been a big fan of java, too. I think it's only useful for web development.

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    I am not a java fan, either. but if this program is your final goal then java is the way to go.

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    If you know C++ you can handle Java

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    Java only for web dev? What about portability and its ability to make fully functional compiled applications?

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    But what about I can do it in C++, too?
    What about performance?
    And what about I want my program to be fully functional on all computers? (Many java applications don't work on my computer, I would need to download some new java runtime things. , but I don't really care about it)
    Last edited by maxorator; 09-13-2006 at 10:55 PM.

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    But what about I can do it in C++, too?
    And what about I want my program to be fully functional on all computers? (Many java applications don't work on my computer, I would need to download some new java platforms etc. , but I don't really care about it)
    I think you need to switch the words 'C++' and 'java' in that selection or something

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