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In Topic: Good tutorials for Java game programming?

10 December 2015 - 03:12 AM

This series is from scratch without using libraries.
Thecherno Game Programming:

In Topic: Learn Java or C#

26 October 2015 - 03:10 PM

Thanks for the help,


I looked up both books, but I would like to mention/ask two things:

1) Thinking in java seems a bit outdated as it covers Java 2.0 (correct me if I'm wrong) and the reviews tell me that the book isn't really

aimed at beginners, but more at a bit more experienced Java programmers.

2)Is Head First Java aimed at complete programming beginners our at people that know another language already?


I asked this while I stumped upon the book Java: A Beginners Guide, 6th edition by Herbert Schildt. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0071809252?keywords=java%20a%20beginner%27s%20guide&qid=1445886744&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1)


The reviews tell me that the book might be quite good: it seems like the book is aimed at people who are familiair with another

programming language already, just like me.


Does someone have experience with this book? If yes, would it be good for me?




Thinking in java (4th edition) refers to SE5 and SE6 so it is still relevant for learning, Amazon unfortunately puts reviews of older editions mixed with newer so it is important to look at the review date and the release date of the books.


In the initial post you refer that you already learned some basics form c++ and therefore I believed both books will be easy to pick up. 


"(Some time ago I started learning C++ programming. I went through most of the basics

(to be clear: variables, conditional statements, loops, functions, arrays, vectors, pointers, classes,

inheritance, dynamic memory and template programming)."


Regarding the Herbert book unfortunately I have not read it so I cannot give you any justified opinion regarding the contents of the book or its quality.

In Topic: Learn Java or C#

26 October 2015 - 03:36 AM

First, thanks.


Second, I do like books a bit more over other sources.

As you know where to start and where to end and because it stimulates

me a bit more to learn (dunno why biggrin.png).


I hope someone is still able to help me find a book to 

learn Java programming for someone who knows the basics of programming (in C++)




Hi, depending on the book style you prefer you have Thinking in Java 4th edition (more traditional) and Head First Java, 2nd edition (full of images and diagrams, etc) try to check both and see what style fits you best (obviously you can skip the irrelevant chapters, depending on the knowledge you have from C++).


After these I believe anyone that learned Java should also read Effective Java (2nd Edition). 


Someone might suggest other books, since this is a rather subjective topics and not all have read the same books... Suggest you check the amazon reviews for the books.


Hope this helps.

In Topic: Making the switch from java

26 October 2015 - 03:24 AM

I'll start with libgdx then thanks for all the help.


On a side note is there a lot of documentation for moving from the bussiness application side to the video game development side of java?


I've found this tutorial online http://zetcode.com/tutorials/javagamestutorial/ and also I am currently following the Fundamental 2D Game Programming With Java which the author is one of our forum members.


Hope this helps.

In Topic: Beginner Blog

10 October 2015 - 04:23 AM

Well, I don't consider myself a beginner but keep your blog updated and current and you got yourself a reader here smile.png


Good luck!