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The Brain
11-12-2004, 06:52 AM
I was wondering if there is a java forum.. comparable to the quality of cprogramming.com... a place for java programmers to dwell and talk java type stuff.

So where does everyone hang out for their java needs?

Fordy
11-12-2004, 06:55 AM
http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=java+forums&meta=

Govtcheez
11-12-2004, 06:56 AM
So where does everyone hang out for their java needs?
Starbucks.

JarJarBinks
11-12-2004, 10:27 AM
Speaking of java, even though im not a big fan, im interesting
in learning it, anyone know a good free compiler? thanks

Govtcheez
11-12-2004, 10:30 AM
If you download the JDK, which is free, it comes with a free compiler. How can you be "not a big fan" without even knowing the language?

If you're looking for an IDE, I liked JCreator when I was doing Java stuff, and I think Borland was offering JBuilder for free for awhile. Don't know if they still are.

Stack Overflow
11-12-2004, 10:50 AM
I like Java personally. Also had JBuilder 3 or 4 a while back, though I cannot recall at this time.

The Brain: There are some nice Java forums out. For Java programming, scripts, and other development talks. I found one of many Java forums that seem somewhat comparable in quality. It's not easy to find a Java Discussion Board that's alive, in most cases.

This one is called JavaRanch (http://saloon.javaranch.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi). Seems pretty alive, and up-to-date.

If interested in Java Game Programming, there is always javagaming.org (http://www.javagaming.org/cgi-bin/JGNetForums/YaBB.cgi)

Hope this helps,
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JarJarBinks
11-12-2004, 10:53 AM
Cool thanks, ah i just saying not a big fan because
comments i made a while back on a question
about java, was just trying to keep the flames away :)

im sure java a decent language it just wouldnt
be my first choice. but im taking the advice of many
here and consider learning a few more languages.

not that im done with c++ or anything, but since they are
similar i think i could learn them side by side.

thanks for the reply though ill check it out.

Govtcheez
11-12-2004, 10:54 AM
>im sure java a decent language it just wouldnt be my first choice.

For what? You shouldn't say that if you don't know anything about the language.

Stack Overflow
11-12-2004, 11:04 AM
For starters, Java was modeled on C++. The languages are quite similar, though Java is more platform dependant. Although the Java language is modeled on C++, it has several fundamental differences. If you want more detail, you check out the following links:


Comparing C++ and Java (http://www.javacoffeebreak.com/articles/thinkinginjava/comparingc++andjava.html)
Some differences between C++ and Java (http://www.csun.edu/~hbcsc240/C++vsJava_St.htm)
Java to C++ conversion (http://cpin.byu.edu/cs240/javac.html)

In closing, as you learn Java, you will encounter many differences, despite some strong similarities.


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axon
11-12-2004, 11:44 AM
for compilers: JBuilder X 10 - make sure its 10 or higher as the older ones fsck up on some swing libraries. Eclispse is also free - probably the best one yet; although there is a learning curve if you really want to utilize its full potential. I also use JavaBeans (this one is my least favorite one) because it has a great GUI builder. SOme other ones, JCreator which cheez mentioned, and BlueJ.

Flashdaddee has a java board..................