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    Was just watching a java lecture and they're going through the graphics program, showing you how to draw shapes and animation etc...what's the chance you have to do stuff like that in a programming job? I will suck at that, my math is extremely poor so yeah..bad times.


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    Default Re: graphics in job?

    It all depends on what type of programming job you are looking to do..

    If you wanted to do animation and games programming then yeah that would be the kind of stuff you would be doing.
    But if your not good at that or are not interested in that then there are lots of other, easier aspects of Java!

    You could work in an investment bank for example. Nearly all Java programs are command line/console based. No GUI or graphics involved.
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    That sounds more like it So that leads to another query...you say java programmers work in the likes of banks..where else can they work?

    I was just wondering that the other day, once I do this exam, hoping I pass, I would have no idea where to look to get a job.


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    Default Re: graphics in job?

    There are lots of places you could work as a Java programmer..

    You only have to look at an IT job board to see the kind of work available. For example - Java jobs at CWJobs.co.uk

    The main position would be as a developer within a development team. This could be in any kind of environment from a bank to a software house to a small development company.

    I suppose it all comes down to what you would want to get out of the job. You can take the route that interests you most
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    Default Re: graphics in job?

    Certain math concepts are fairly important in programming (particularly linear algebra). Most graphics work in Java revolve around GUI's based on plug-able components with little animation, so the actual math involved is minimal since all you have to do is plug them into a frame and then the Swing API will scale the components for you.

    If you're going into banking, I would imagine that some background in financial math would be useful to make sure someone doesn't all of a sudden lose thousands of dollars, but then again I've never worked in that kind of position

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    Lol yeah I know math is kinda important but I really don't wanna have to dive into it if I don't have to. The graphics programs that was shown in the lecture was like dividing radius' by coordinates or pixels on the screen and to be honest I can't get my head around mumbo jumbo like that. I hear it and i'm like "whoa, you lost me totally" I was never taught math properly in high school had to teach myself, and I only learnt what I needed to pass the exam, so I never got my head around all the stuff like trigonometry and those tricky things.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetyStacey View Post
    Lol yeah I know math is kinda important but I really don't wanna have to dive into it if I don't have to. The graphics programs that was shown in the lecture was like dividing radius' by coordinates or pixels on the screen and to be honest I can't get my head around mumbo jumbo like that. I hear it and i'm like "whoa, you lost me totally" I was never taught math properly in high school had to teach myself, and I only learnt what I needed to pass the exam, so I never got my head around all the stuff like trigonometry and those tricky things.


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    I know the feeling. I'm no where near as good at maths as helloworld or Freaky Chris so don't worry about it!!
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    phew lol im not the only one!

    Can someone tell me the difference between Java programming and Java Script, i heard it's two different things?


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    Yeah JavaScript is a totally different language to Java.

    About Java

    Java is a programming language platform originally developed by Sun Microsystems.

    It allows a programmer to develop applications that run on any platform (Windows, Mac, Unix) because it does not depend on computer architecture.

    Instead it is executed by a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) that works much the same way as the Flash Player which executes SWF (Shockwave Flash) files.

    It promises "Write Once, Run Anywhere" (WORA) programs, because Sun provides Runtimes at no cost. JVMs have also been developed by third parties such as Microsoft's implementation of JVM on Windows. After a legal dispute regarding incompatibility, Microsoft dropped their JVM and no longer supply it with Windows, although Sun has developed a free Runtime for Windows and Internet Explorer.

    About JavaScript

    JavaScript on the other hand is a standardised scripting language primarily used to make Applets on Web Pages.

    The JavaScript language is also used by many programs.

    Adobe Flash has an implementation of the JavaScript standard known as Actionscript, Apple Mac OSX's Dashboard Widgets are also coded in the same standard.

    Main Difference

    The main difference is that Java is a platform, whereas JavaScript is a computer programming/scripting language that does not refer to how the scripts are executed.

    Java programs are usually compiled into bytecode which runs within a Java Virtual Machine. The program can run as an applet inside a browser, a servlet on the server, a regular desktop application, etc.

    JavaScript is a scripting language that usually runs inside the web browser. It is not compiled in advance - it is interpreted on the fly by the browser.

    Languages themselves are also different in many regards. There is no real connection between the two, except for that unfortunate similarity in the name.
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    Default Re: graphics in job?

    In other words:
    JavaScript - webbrowser client side scripting. (e.g. PHP is server side). This is called scripting.
    Java - commently programs. This is programming.

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    Cool thanks for the info. Yeah I think programming is a lot more fun and versatile.


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