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Thread: Some basic questions.

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    Default Some basic questions.

    I have noticed, being an ubuntu user, that for simple online games java web start applications run the smoothest and best as compared to java applets, and of course flash, especially since i don't like non-free pug-ins. So basically to satisfy my current interest to learn more about game programming, and be able to throw it on a website where it could be easily playable from any of my friends comps(who run diverse systems ie:mac, windows, diff linux distros) I would like to learn to program my games as java web start apps.

    I have open JDK and generally do my coding simply in gedit these days.

    so to my questions:
    1.) Do I need any other tools
    2.) although I'll prob have gone through some by the time i get any replies, where can I find some good tutorials.
    3.) And more important than tutorials I need some good refrence material, ie: websites and book suggestions.
    4.) And finally is there anybody out there who might be interested in coming up with and working on a project with a noob


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    Default Re: Some basic questions.

    1. I'd recommend a good paint/graphics program for the graphics, and a development IDE (not entirely necessary, but will make your life easier).
    2. Applet tutorials link
    3. This website, dunno about other resources.
    4. Sure, if and when i have time. What did you have in mind?

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    Default Re: Some basic questions.

    4. I would not mind working on a project with someone, in fact it would be rather nice if the users of the Java programming forums would start some sort of project together. Count me in, however I don't have enough time to commit on being the person pushing the project forwards but I will most likely have time to contribute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Json View Post
    4. I would not mind working on a project with someone, in fact it would be rather nice if the users of the Java programming forums would start some sort of project together. Count me in, however I don't have enough time to commit on being the person pushing the project forwards but I will most likely have time to contribute.

    // Json
    This is something i'm definitely interested in doing. I like the idea of the forum members working together on a joint project. It'll bring people closer together and help us all with our learning a long the way.

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    Default Re: Some basic questions.

    helloworld,
    yeah I forgot to mention it, but I have both inkscape and gimp. I've never been a huge fans of IDE's, but if you know of good lightweight, fast one for java I might check it out. Thanks for the tutorial link, some good info there, and between that site and this one, it seems, at least for now, I have all the reference material I need.

    And to the project interest.

    Being that my interest is in games I was thinking some sort of basic game. A point and click adventure type thing could be fun and maybe on the easier side. But, I would also be interested in working on any other type of project, for me it's about the challenge of figuring out things I don't know how to do yet.

    Json, if your interested, any amount of time, however little or much, is cool

    JavaPF, yeah that forums kinda empty right now, I'll keep thinking about some good project ideas and post them there, and Json and helloworld look for my post there, and or post you ideas there, we'll move all project discussion to that forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trips View Post
    JavaPF, yeah that forums kinda empty right now, I'll keep thinking about some good project ideas and post them there, and Json and helloworld look for my post there, and or post you ideas there, we'll move all project discussion to that forum.
    Will do

    // Json

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