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 Post subject: Want to learn java and python
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:28 am 
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Well let me say first that i have absolutly no experience at programming whatsoever :D So just to put that out there. I really want to learn Java first then once i get that ill try python then maybe VB. But yeah whats the best way to start learning java and what can i do with it once i learn how to use it. Oh and would it be better to learn it on linux or windows? Thnx :D :D :D


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http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23833

Work in whichever OS you feel most comfortable. Learning a new OS while trying to learn to program will be distracting.


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For people planning on getting started with Java, I would highly recommend using NetBeans (not that Eclipse isn't any good, but it does require more configuration that you'll probably find very confusing).

Tutorials abound... I would start with the first cup of Java tutorial on Sun's site.


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What is the purpose of python and java?


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They are programming languages.


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oh........really. :shock: I know but what type of applications do they create. :?:


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Any type of program that the programmer chooses to make


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Ok this thread http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23833

Is great and all but where is a simple java, IM A NOOB AND HAVE NO CLUE WHAT IM DOING TUTORIAL? Thanks :D


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Read the second page of the thread you just posted. The first post asks your question and the next two answer it.

I'll need to clean that threat up a little bit .. it does go off-topic a bit.


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Here...

http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial ... d/TOC.html

http://www.netbeans.org/kb/trails/java-se.html

Both Python and Java are Turing-complete languages, therefore, anything that can be computed on a Universal Turing Machine, which your computer is equivalent to, can in theory be done with either language. In practice, some things will be a bit easier in Java others in Python.

Do you have a paticular project in mind?


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Thanks. 8)


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Gadget wrote:
Do you have a paticular project in mind?
This is a good question, as sometimes it dictates which language / platform / framework is better suited for that task.


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CrashTECH wrote:
Gadget wrote:
Do you have a paticular project in mind?
This is a good question, as sometimes it dictates which language / platform / framework is better suited for that task.

True -- but a beginner choosing between Python and Java is going to have a difficult time making a bad choice though. =)

Have you seen the thread on formatting output? Kybo may be a bit crazy. :)


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True, but most high level languages are a good choice for just about anything. I really think it comes down to targeted platform and programmer preference.


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If you've never programmed before, I recommend you check out Game Maker first. It'll teach you the basic concepts behind the logic of programs with a drag'n'drop interface, and once you're ready, you can use its built-in programming language. IMO, it's the greatest learning experience you'll ever get from a programming environment.


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Ok i got a project i Want to do. Is there any way i can use java to make widgets on my desktop for my own personal use?


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mecoatwar wrote:
Ok i got a project i Want to do. Is there any way i can use java to make widgets on my desktop for my own personal use?


You're diving in very deep very fast.

Read my starting out thread @ http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtop ... 19&start=0

Then google around for the terms I'm using.


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