Hey, I am new to the world of programming; however I do know some of the basics. I took a programming class in college, unfortunately I didn't give it too much attention. Now, I really want to learn more about programming. In my college class, we used Java as our language, and we used BlueJ to write our classes and methods and such. I dl'd BlueJ to my computer however I've had problems with it finding Java to get it to run. I was wondering if you guys could help me get started with a good program to use. I'm not looking for anything to fancy, just some program I could use to learn the basics of programming.
Also, what is the advantage of learning Java over other languages? Should I invest some time in learning other computer languages as well?