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#41 3Ddreamer   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 3169

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 11:55 AM


There are still a few companies making games and simulations (gameplay types) in java and it has a huge collection of existing libraries, many open source, so java still is an option.


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The number of companies using Java (directly or indirectly) for games is growing actually, every single game on Google Play contains atleast some Java code (The entrypoint in an Android app has to be written in Java (Allthough some engines hide that part from you)


Yes, that's true. A few languages outpaced JAVA for years and now it is getting new use with these latest trends.

He says that he hates JAVA but people say that it is actually quite a good language for early learning and also good for long term goals.

Kripis, maybe it was only the tutorials which led you to hate JAVA. There must be better tutorials out there.



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Personal life and your private thoughts always effect your career. Research is the intellectual backbone of game development and the first order. Version Control is crucial for full management of applications and software.  The better the workflow pipeline, then the greater the potential output for a quality game.  Completing projects is the last but finest order.

 

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:29 PM



There are still a few companies making games and simulations (gameplay types) in java and it has a huge collection of existing libraries, many open source, so java still is an option.


3Ddreamer


The number of companies using Java (directly or indirectly) for games is growing actually, every single game on Google Play contains atleast some Java code (The entrypoint in an Android app has to be written in Java (Allthough some engines hide that part from you)


Yes, that's true. A few languages outpaced JAVA for years and now it is getting new use with these latest trends.

He says that he hates JAVA but people say that it is actually quite a good language for early learning and also good for long term goals.

Kripis, maybe it was only the tutorials which led you to hate JAVA. There must be better tutorials out there.



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Java imo is a bit like PHP and C++ , you use them because of the ecosystems around them, not because of the languages themselves, i have a solid love/hate relationship with all 3 of them, (Allthough in PHPs case its mostly hate), I think its perfectly normal to dislike some languages.

Edited by SimonForsman, 23 August 2012 - 12:35 PM.

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 12:40 PM

SimonForsman,

Yes! Yes!

Many comments in the threads show some people not realizing that the systems are the determining thing, like medium (air, land, sea) determines the vehicle. The programming language is the vehicle.

So right you are! Posted Image

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Personal life and your private thoughts always effect your career. Research is the intellectual backbone of game development and the first order. Version Control is crucial for full management of applications and software.  The better the workflow pipeline, then the greater the potential output for a quality game.  Completing projects is the last but finest order.

 

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Posted 23 August 2012 - 05:09 PM

Thanks for all the replies and wow I went from 135 reputation to 86 just for couple of opinions, I'd suggest (even known is not from this forum) reddiquette; http://code.reddit.com/wiki/help/reddiquette

#45 szecs   Members   -  Reputation: 2185

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:41 PM

Don't lament on your reputation. Dive into programming. Now.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:56 PM

You like the way C++ appears to you, then go for it. While you are learning a language (since you don't really know any), you should pick one that interests you. Then, when you want a language with features that work better for you, come back and ask.

*Slightly off-topic* I finished Algebra I when I was 14, so what's with the math bashing? It was a year yearly than when it is normally offered where I am, but still, knowing enough math to solve math problems is fine. For a good portion of the math in a 2D game, all you need to know is substitution. Your math mostly has variables on the left side of the equals sign (storing answers), and the substitution comes from mentally replacing the variables on the right when you are working things out.

Edited by Dragonsoulj, 25 August 2012 - 09:58 PM.





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