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How do i get started with java programming?

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I want to know how to be a programmer (the basics) for making games. PLEASE tell me how to start! Even the beginnings.
PLEASE help me people! I want to know how to even use the C++ languages where to type ( this c++ In :the software or where) and everything.

PLEASE teach me from the very beginning basics, (mainly) please give me an idea of how to use the CPL (Combined Programming Language) where to type the language and wher to use it.
Nov 27 '06 #1
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Ganon11
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It's awesome that you're interested in learning programming! Actually, thescripts has been considering starting a programming class starting at the basics for people just like yourself! I'll probably be writing a few articles for both C++ and Java if necessary, so stay around for awhile and see what happens!
Nov 27 '06 #2

sicarie
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I want to know how to be a programmer (the basics) for making games. PLEASE tell me how to start! Even the beginnings.
PLEASE help me people! I want to know how to even use the C++ languages where to type ( this c++ In :the software or where) and everything.

PLEASE teach me from the very beginning basics, (mainly) please give me an idea of how to use the CPL (Combined Programming Language) where to type the language and wher to use it.
If you want to start in game programming, the first step is to learn a language. After you get one of them down, it is pretty easy to convert from one to another.

If you are interested in C++, check out thescripts C++ tutorial:

http://www.thescripts.com/serverside...ops/index.html
Nov 27 '06 #3

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Hmm..... programming? not bad. just a piece of advice, use Java instead of C++. you see java was created to because gosling got fraustrated to C++. he used C++ and realized that there are many things missing in C++ the reason he came up with Java. Java today is involved in different programming aspects.. just name it : website, software apps, database programming, cellphone games, webservices, etc. not bad eh? ehehe use java and you won't regret it. i'm using Netbeans 5.5. i almost forgot ! java is an open source software ! companies today use it to narrow down their software cost. unlike other languages that needs license... java is FREE ! just always visit sun.com or netbeans.org for updates on what's new for you ! ^^

Best regards,
Jeff
Nov 28 '06 #4

sicarie
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The benefits of Java cannot be denied, however I believe C++ is better for a beginner - understanding what is occurring underneath the individual functions and calls - I still remember programming linked lists in C++, and doing so gives me a better idea of what is going on, as well as what Java is capable of.

I started out in C++, and then went to Java - which I mainly use now, however I have talked to many people who are unable to do the reverse - Java's hiding of all the inner workings, and C++'s requirement of setting and understanding those workings will greatly hinder someone who is new to programming and has started with Java.

Plus, if you are talking video games, one of the basic requirements is size and speed - something with which Java has yet to catch up to C++ in (though they have made improvements, and you could argue that those differences don't matter until you reach programs of a larger size).

(and you can still program for free in C++ - try Linux or Cygwin)
Nov 28 '06 #5

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The benefits of Java cannot be denied, however I believe C++ is better for a beginner - understanding what is occurring underneath the individual functions and calls - I still remember programming linked lists in C++, and doing so gives me a better idea of what is going on, as well as what Java is capable of.

I started out in C++, and then went to Java - which I mainly use now, however I have talked to many people who are unable to do the reverse - Java's hiding of all the inner workings, and C++'s requirement of setting and understanding those workings will greatly hinder someone who is new to programming and has started with Java.

Plus, if you are talking video games, one of the basic requirements is size and speed - something with which Java has yet to catch up to C++ in (though they have made improvements, and you could argue that those differences don't matter until you reach programs of a larger size).

(and you can still program for free in C++ - try Linux or Cygwin)
You may want to continue your discussion here
http://www.thescripts.com/forum/thread544504.html
Nov 28 '06 #6

jeffbroodwar
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yup you may have a point.... but i'm pretty sure that understanding the basics of java (back in java without ide) will make new programmers understand it.you were talking about speed sicerie, i think even if C++ is faster when it comes to whatever aspect, bear in mind that java is created to be better than c++. whatever that edge that c++ has.. java will soon catch up with that and eventually surpass it ! you said you are a java user right? i bet you know what i'm saying ^^

Regards,
Jeff
Nov 29 '06 #7

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Its really good that u have interest in programming. Just start with C++ tutorials to learn about c++.once u get it u can learJava easily.

Good luck
Nov 29 '06 #8

sicarie
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yup you may have a point.... but i'm pretty sure that understanding the basics of java (back in java without ide) will make new programmers understand it.you were talking about speed sicerie, i think even if C++ is faster when it comes to whatever aspect, bear in mind that java is created to be better than c++. whatever that edge that c++ has.. java will soon catch up with that and eventually surpass it ! you said you are a java user right? i bet you know what i'm saying ^^

Regards,
Jeff
Yeah, I definitely think that Java will soon overtake C++ :( . However, C++ is mostly the standard in game companies right now - and I'm betting you'd agree that transitioning from C++ to Java is easier than trying to learn C++ after learning Java. Once you learn C++ it's amazing that Java can just make a single call to have everything set up (though sometimes the inability to alter those settings is frustrating to a C++ programmer ;)).
Nov 29 '06 #9

jeffbroodwar
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yup that's the concept. the reason why java is easier to use because, new releases of programming languages have a goal to make their product more user friendly yet powerful as possible.c++ may be the number one used today when it comes to gaming... but i'm sure that java is starting to expand it's influence to software gaming companies. the buttom line is.... use java, you'll have a jump start and you won't regret it. ^^
Dec 4 '06 #10

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