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    James Guest

    new to C++ - java

    Hi,
    I name is James and I am a VB developer !
    O.K - now that is out the way - let me explain. I have been writing VB apps
    now for about 2 years and doing pretty well at it too. BUT now this new
    DOTNET is coming up I have begun to realise what you guys have realised a
    long time ago probably - and that is that M$ was controlling my every move
    in the development arena. Now I have seen the light and wish to move over to
    REAL programming in C++ and JAVA .... So could you guys/gals please advise
    me as to whether I am doing the right thing. Also do I have to worry about
    Java not moving forward, as I have heard bad rumours about it recently.
    I would also be gratefull if you could give me your opinion as to
    whether C++ will be around for a lot longer. I assume that it will be around
    for a very long time, but then going by my track record, I can't judge !
    ..... Thanks to all who reply ... OH Yes! - any good resources on the Net for
    me - Like which IDE I should use etc. -

    TIA

    --
    James
    www.software-dungeon.co.uk
    ..








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    Ako Guest

    Re: new to C++ - java


    Its a good move to learn a real programming language as you say and whether
    you should learn C++ or Java depends on what you want to do and what kind
    of development you want to be involved with.
    If you want desktop development and days and days of debugging and ability
    to optimise your code to the last bit then go for C++, while if you want
    to be involved with internet based applications especially server side applications
    i think Java is the way to go. You can start learning both and see which
    one you like more than the other.
    As for if C++ and Java are going to be around for a long time (relatively
    long time may be) i think the answer is yes but then as you know the only
    constant in the computing world is the inevitablity of change.
    The choice of IDEs again depend on what you want to do,it may be a good idea
    to start without using any IDEs especially with java , get to know the language
    basics and more impotantly the OO related issues. Because of your programming
    background it shouldnt take you that long to grasp the basics. There are
    quite few IDEs around for example Forte for java the Community Edition is
    free and can be downloaded from Sun's website, if you are looking for a free
    C++ IDE i think the best place to find them is on the cover CDs of computer
    magazines.
    Obviously you will need more advanced IDEs when you want to start serious
    development the most popular C++ IDSs are probably MS-Visual Studio and Borland
    C++ Builder. Borland's JBuilder is a good Java IDE and there are other things
    like Forte for java Enterprise Edition and others.

    For best resource material on java try the Sun's website.

    Good Luck,


    Ako


    "James" <James@software-dungeon.co.uk> wrote:
    >Hi,
    > I name is James and I am a VB developer !
    >O.K - now that is out the way - let me explain. I have been writing VB apps
    >now for about 2 years and doing pretty well at it too. BUT now this new
    >DOTNET is coming up I have begun to realise what you guys have realised

    a
    >long time ago probably - and that is that M$ was controlling my every move
    >in the development arena. Now I have seen the light and wish to move over

    to
    >REAL programming in C++ and JAVA .... So could you guys/gals please advise
    >me as to whether I am doing the right thing. Also do I have to worry about
    >Java not moving forward, as I have heard bad rumours about it recently.
    > I would also be gratefull if you could give me your opinion as to
    >whether C++ will be around for a lot longer. I assume that it will be around
    >for a very long time, but then going by my track record, I can't judge !
    >..... Thanks to all who reply ... OH Yes! - any good resources on the Net

    for
    >me - Like which IDE I should use etc. -
    >
    >TIA
    >
    >--
    >James
    >www.software-dungeon.co.uk
    >..
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >



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