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why learn Java

 
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Well I just like doing stuff for hobbies. I started out with VB.Net, then wanted to build a moving flight sim platform and learnt enough C# to extract all the info i needed from MS Flight Sim 2004 and operate eletric motors from the serial port.
Now Im learning Java but to be really honest I dont know what java offers in a windows world. So for my benifit can I ask you all why you have decided to learn Java ?
 
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Java is one of the most used programming languages in business - it's a good language to know if programming is (going to be) your job.

I started as a C / C++ programmer (Java didn't even exist when I started working). Then, around 1998, the company I was working for started getting projects where Java was being used, and together with a colleague I started learning it after work. We wrote a chess playing applet and demonstrated it. In 1999 or 2000 I started on my first J2EE project, and I've been working on Java projects ever since.
 
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Hi,
Just do this will help you.why learn Java
 
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I am learning java because i want good job in future. That's not actual reason,
I learning java because its in my collage syllabus. That's also not true reason,
I learning java because i got 50% off for course in institute to learn java. That's also not proper reason,
I learning java because i heard java programmer getting more salary than other programmer.That's also not real reason,
I learning java because java has Virtual Machine & my dad said


That's also not definate reason,
I learning java because it teach programmers decision making techniques & from 1st January 2009 i make

 
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mick lynch wrote:Now Im learning Java but to be really honest I dont know what java offers in a windows world. So for my benifit can I ask you all why you have decided to learn Java ?



Do you mean Windows ® world?

If so, then the question is really Java vs C#, as C# is really just Java tweaked a bit by M$ so that they could control it. Before they invented it, M$ had VisualJava, which was Java plus stuff to make it work better under Windows®.

Java's main claim to fame is that it is platform independent. If that is not important to you, then I'd recommend C#.

It has a second claim, that Java's OO usage is much more consistant than say C++'s model. So in a choice between C++ and Java, I'd use Java. But if you really want OO, use Smalltalk
 
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And despite what Microsoft would have you believe, there is a world outside of Windows.
 
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Bear Bibeault wrote:there is a world outside of Windows.


Brave prediction: Windows 7 is the last Windows that anyone will be able to name, let alone care about. Software that is platform independent will be the norm in five years.
 
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Truly, honestly coz i have this course in my college syllabus data structures and algorithms
other than that i have got no idea why im learning it?!!

 
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Pat Farrell wrote:

Bear Bibeault wrote:there is a world outside of Windows.


Brave prediction: Windows 7 is the last Windows that anyone will be able to name, let alone care about. Software that is platform independent will be the norm in five years.



How is that a prediction? There IS a world outside of windows. There is OSX and all sorts of Linux flavors. Bear didn't say "I forsee a world outside of linux". He said there is. Not a prediction, just a simple statement.
 
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Gregg Bolinger wrote:

Pat Farrell wrote:Brave prediction: Windows 7 is the last Windows that anyone will be able to name


How is that a prediction? There IS a world outside of windows.



Its a prediction because it says that no one will care about, or talk about Windows 8. To a lot of folks, this will be a big change. I predict that Windows 7 will be a so-what operating system, which is news because since May 1990, Windows has had a new religious thrall on people.

And to be OT for this thread, if a professional developer expects to live in a pure Windows world, with M$ tools, they will have to learn other approaches. I'm not willing to say that Java is the future, as I think Java has peaked. Its all gonna be Web 3.0 or beyond.
 
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I learn Java in order to be who I am and in order to become what I am supposed to be.


Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar (Java Instructor) SCJP 5.0, SCJA, SCJD (UrlyBird 1.3.2)
 
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I learn Java because it is a reasonably simple and very powerful language, not to mention platform independent. Being a dual booter (occasionally triple or quadruple - I like to check out the latest Linux distros) the platform independent part is useful. It is also very flexible - you can do web apps with with applets, destkop programming, and game programming (built in 3D library <gasp>). It also has some fairly commonly used syntax (curly braces, semicolons, etc), so you won't get too confused if you also want to do some other programming in a language like C++. Basically, it's awesome. I'm a huge fan.
 
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Gregg: Pat wasn't saying that Bear was making a "brave prediction" - he was making one of his own.
 
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I learned Java for the babes.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:I learned Java for the babes.


For sure, Java helps you get babes.
 
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Pat Farrell wrote:

Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:I learned Java for the babes.


For sure, Java helps you get babes.


Can't say being a programming geek has ever helped me pick up girls... then again, I already have a girlfriend ;).
 
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I learned Java for the babes





You thought it were a language to woo the masses (lasses)!!?
 
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Jacob Steingart wrote:Can't say being a programming geek has ever helped me pick up girls...



I have been a programming geek since before I knew babes existed. Most are not impressed with programming languages, but having a job and money to buy them dinner and gifts seemed to work well.
 
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Mike Simmons wrote:Gregg: Pat wasn't saying that Bear was making a "brave prediction" - he was making one of his own.



Ah, that makes more sense. My bad. It seemed as if he did since he had quoted Bear.
 
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:I learned Java for the babes.



Beats French hands down.

"Yeah baby, talk Java to me!"
 
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Thankyou all for the variety of answers. OIne of the reasons I have turned to learning Java is that despite my 'Windows World' comment .,I am building a PC to run Linux, so I can still program, ergo;Java

Also I found the comments interesting about sometime in the not far future most code will be written with languages that are platform independent.

Ive even heard VB and C# could be run on any platform if they can get the .NET framework installed. And yes I realise that C# is incredibly close to program like Java. I had a friend that new Java but not C# yet he was given the job of commenting on the C# and writing a kind of manual for others to follow the workings of the code!

thanks mIck. :twisted:
 
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Nadine Ernest wrote:

Truly, honestly coz i have this course in my college syllabus data structures and algorithms
other than that i have got no idea why im learning it?!!

+1
 
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