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« on: April 24, 2017, 10:17:08 pm »
Universities finally realize that Java is a bad introductory programming language
https://thenextweb.com/dd/2017/04/24/universities-finally-realize-java-bad-introductory-programming-language/

I've never come across a language that's as bad as Java, with the exception of Visual Basic maybe.

The only useful program that I ever coded in Java was a select map->coordinate translator for OFP, so that I could teleport people where I wanted (to mazes and various minigames).

However, Javascript may be even worse.

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Re: Java
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 10:23:44 pm »
Java is quite a powerfull language actually , i'm wondering what the *uck their talking about.
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Re: Java
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 11:00:02 pm »
I agree with their criticism, the language is a mess syntactically, and has many limits (pointers, operator overloading and so on). It may be cross platform, but in most use cases in my experience, actual binaries are needed. It's possible to learn programming by doing tasks in books, and it's a start, but getting good at something requires independent projects and that means code that you can compile easily a lot of times. However, javascript is even less useful for such independent projects. It's just one step away from asking people to learn PHP (which would be a total catastrophe).

Pascal/Delphi starts out with bare limits (no mumbo jumbo syntax) and includes most, if not all, features of C++ at similar performance. That's what I would recommend instead.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 11:16:41 pm »
I agree with their criticism, the language is a mess syntactically, and has many limits (pointers, operator overloading and so on). It may be cross platform, but in most use cases in my experience, actual binaries are needed. It's possible to learn programming by doing tasks in books, and it's a start, but getting good at something requires independent projects and that means code that you can compile easily a lot of times. However, javascript is even less useful for such independent projects. It's just one step away from asking people to learn PHP (which would be a total catastrophe).

Pascal/Delphi starts out with bare limits (no mumbo jumbo syntax) and includes most, if not all, features of C++ at similar performance. That's what I would recommend instead.



People ask me every day , what programming language would i suggest for them , i allways say c++ , i would never suggest java as it is quite a syntactical language your correct but it has its uses , for example this.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsidplay2/



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