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Member Since 22 Mar 2013
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Is it bad to use an IDE when you're just starting out with programming in Java?

26 March 2013 - 12:14 AM

The book I am thinking about buying to learn how to program in Java advises the reader to avoid using any IDE such as NetBeans or Eclipse. Instead, it recommends the use of a simple code editor such as TextPad or Notepad++. It says IDEs, while they make programming easier and more efficient, don't allow the beginning programmer to learn as much. Do you agree with this? 


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What book would you recommend for a beginner?

25 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

I've been looking for a good introductory/beginner book on Java to read. What would you recommend? I have heard mixed reviews about certain books like the "Java For Dummies."

Is Java needed in order to run applications created in Java?

24 March 2013 - 04:56 PM

Likewise, is Adobe Flash Player needed to run content created in ActionScript? It sounds obvious, but I'm not sure if I'm understanding this correctly. Also, does the Adobe Flash Player itself read and interpret the source code created in ActionScript to run run the application?

What version of JDK (Java Development Kit) to get?

24 March 2013 - 03:25 PM

I'm about to install the JDK, but I'm not sure which version I'm supposed to get Windowsx86 or Windowsx64. I'm running Windows OS but I don't know what the x86 and x64 means. Here is a link to the download:



How is ActionScript compared to Java, C++, etc.?

22 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

Before I start my journey into learning how to develop games and computer program I have to decide what programming language I'm going to use. I'm thinking of maybe going with Adobe's ActionScript. Looking at the Adobe website, it looks like they have all the tools needed to accomplish my goals. However, I need advice from someone more experienced. What do you think?