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Old 10-07-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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Is Java the future?


Who thinks that Java will replace C++ in the future. I'm learning c++ and Java and would like to see which one will be better than the other. I would also like to know if I should learn one before the other.

Also is there any good tutorials for Java and C++ that would be usefull

I found these but I don't know if there the best that there is

Sun Microsystems Java Tutorial

Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days

I can't post the URLS yet because I don't have 5 posts
 
Old 10-07-2003, 05:15 PM   #2
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http://www.cprogramming.com/tutorial.html
 
Old 10-07-2003, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thank you! Do you prefer Java or C++ and which one is better.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 06:17 PM   #4
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I haven't attempted to program at all
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:02 PM   #5
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I'd suggest starting with Java.

C++ is very powerful, and very easy to misuse. I think a person can learn the basics of C++ in a reasonable amount of time, but to be really effective, needs to learn lots of idioms. You know, that's true for Java too, but I think less so.

Because Java handles memory cleanup for you, and because it has gotten rid of some of the more arcane stuff in C++, I find it easier to use.

I've been doing C++ for more than 10 years, and I still have lots to learn. Truth is, if I have a project where I need good performance, and I have to do it quickly, I use C++ (because I'm much more familiar with it).

Otherwise I'd probably choose Java, which I've only been using for 3 years.
 
Old 10-07-2003, 07:28 PM   #6
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Do you know of any good tutorials or java books. Where did you learn java?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:23 PM   #7
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I have used Beginning Java 2 by Horton. It seems very complete, but I haven't used it all that much (because I have C++ experience, and the syntax is similar).

Can't say I've really tried the sun java tutorials. They look like they'd be good, but I never seemed to have time to do them.

I don't know if you are looking for java tool recs, but I use J builder, and am very happy with it.


If you want to know about C++ books, I can give you more (and more informed) recommendations.
 
Old 10-08-2003, 01:14 AM   #8
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Well, for good books on both C++ and Java, try Bruce Eckel's Thinking in Java & Thinking in C++

They are a good point to start from and also a guide to more experience.
 
  


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