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Can Java make powerful games?? For the web?? java-script?? I have the book Visual Quickstart Java for the WWW. Is it a good book to learn the basics from?

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you have the book and are reading it. you tell us if it is good to learn from.

"I pity the fool, thug, or soul who tries to take over the world, then goes home crying to his momma."
- Mr. T

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i read recently that java can compete with c++ speed-wise in many cases (with the biggest exception being a windows GUI)... they now have a 3D API which is more or less platform independent... and the newer java virtual machines actually DO compile the program (and optimize it for your specific computer)... so, in theory, yes it can...
i am not yet good enough with java to support this with personal experience, but that is what i read.
oh, go to http:/www.runescape.com to play a pretty good java 3D game...

--- krez (krezisback@aol.com)

by the way, does anyone know how to make a hyperlink in these gamedev.com forums?

Edited by - krez on October 20, 2001 9:23:17 PM

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quote:
Original post by krez
by the way, does anyone know how to make a hyperlink in these gamedev.com forums?


< A HREF="http://www.gamedev.net" > hyperlink < /A > ... without the spaces. Just use normal HTML.

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I think java is great for beginners, simply because it isn''t C yet still most of your skills will transfer over. However after a year or two you will want to switch to C++. Try making a couple simple games. After a while though you will realize that java just doesn''t have the power or speed that you need, that''s when you should switch. C++ is great but not really for beginners, at least not the way it is taught.

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