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I am going to start programming properly now,and I don't what language to choose. I know how to do some simple stuff in C++ but I know a bit more in Java as I have wrote a calculator.They say java is easier to learn but i have a urge to learn C++.Please help me decide

Also,whateverlanguage I choose, suggest some programs for me please as it would really help.

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Seems like Java would be the better option for you then.

Not only because you are already familiar with it, and it's always good to stick with the language you're familiar with, but also because Java allows for better publishing options, you don't just get PC/Mac as possible platforms, you can make your game to run on the web and Android, and that's just a huge perk.

I don't have much Java experience myself, so I can't really help you in that area, but I hear that Eclipse is the best you can get as an IDE for Java.

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Seems like Java would be the better option for you then.

Not only because you are already familiar with it, and it's always good to stick with the language you're familiar with, but also because Java allows for better publishing options, you don't just get PC/Mac as possible platforms, you can make your game to run on the web and Android, and that's just a huge perk.

I don't have much Java experience myself, so I can't really help you in that area, but I hear that Eclipse is the best you can get as an IDE for Java.


Thanks. I'm sticking with java and am going to follow the new bostons tutorial so I learn functions and whatnot, and I have seen some other tutorials and one is specifically for making a game. :) and ive always used eclipse :D

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There is no "right" answer to your question.

There is always a purpose of each programming language. 

It heavily depends on what you are trying to do.

Usually it is a good idea to stick with the language you are familiar with, but at some point it might be better to use another language.

For example: Java is good to build business applications but I would not use it if it comes to mathematical calculations.

 

But if you want to stick with Java, there are a lot of good development tools out there:

?I used eclipse IDE for many years, but I do not like it anymore. (http://eclipse.org)

I recently switched to IntelliJ Idea Ultimate edition (http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/). 

You could also try netbeans. It is also pretty good (http://netbeans.org).

If you do not need a "heavy" IDE, you could try sublime (http://www.sublimetext.com/).

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