Now, you might remember (or not, since it has been quite a while since I posted) that I had a few projects running - The PI Mineshooter thingy, sadly abandoned, the Zombiehunt game, still there somewhere, VSGE, still there together with Zombiehunt - all in C++.
Now here I come posting a picture of an application with a Java symbol thingy! What do I have to say for myself?
I am at University now, they teach us Java. So I got to know it a bit. And I have to say, Java is quite a clean language. Although I still like C++ better, for sure, you can just go deeper, it’s faster and all. But Java is just so much easier, uncomplicated.
Seriously, Java is good for people who just want to code right away, and with “code” I mean the high level stuff, the stuff in a game that actually does visible stuff right away. And for most operating systems at the same time even.
Now, this seems like an odd statement. Allegro is quite easy isn’t it? That’s C++, not Java. You don’t need to worry about the low level Stuff, but just start coding the first bitmap to the screen! But…
But? Remember your first time setting up a library? Setting up MinGW? It’s a pain. At least it was for me. Do I want to say that I’m lazy? Yes, darn right I am. For now I will sacrifice some speed in a project where speed won’t make much difference, I will need to get used to Java anyway. So forgive me ;)
And Java has Interfaces. And also easy threading, and automated memory handling stuff. And also.. Bacon.
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