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    Alright, I could search the internet but I want a more specific answer.

    I used a BASIC programming language before this called Basic4GL so my knowledge to be fair isn't very wide outside of that (and anyone looking to learn something easier and only looking to program just for Windows, I'd definitely recommend it!).

    Anyway, besides that, my question is what is Java for? I know it's what Android games are made from also iSO & web games. But what about Windows itself? Would anyone recommend to make applications/games on Windows with it? I'm definitely going to still continue learning this language for the purpose of Android and web but would you recommended C++ or something simaler for Windows? Also 3D, is there any limits with that? I only know OpenGL but I don't care if it doesn't support it but would it run fast enough?

    I hope I made sence with all my jibberish talk.

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    Default Re: Compiler

    what is Java for?
    It's a programming language for implementing algorithms to run as a computer program.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: Compiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    It's a programming language for implementing algorithms to run as a computer program.
    Uh...Fair enough. How would I make it a .EXE

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    Default Re: Compiler

    There are programs that do that, but why would you want to?

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    The only reason that i would go for C (C++ and C#, i would even bother with plain C) is the lack of fancy looking gui in Java applications.
    Visual Studio application, in my optinion, produce much more nice looking application than Java does. But I beleive that Java is a much better language than C, and MS products do not like freedom.
    For example, i was developing a VB application with a Database connection. I chooce PostgreSQL, for being free, open source and light. But MS do not provide drivers for any other database system than MS Sql server, you have to find third party drivers to do the job, and then if you have a problem MS will say (fact from the MSDN forum) "we do not support third party applications".

    Also, to answer your exe question, and to add up on Gregs reply, Java doesnt create exe files, it create Class files. You can get that and literally run it on any machine, of any OS, as long as java is installed on that machine of course.

    hope i helped, ilias

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    Have you tried to google "java" or read the wikipedia page? We could just quote that if you like but I dont think that would be a very efficient use of the internet.

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