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    Hello, I'm James. I dont consider myself a beginner at java, but I'm not quite good at it. I also program in Google Go, C/C++, Assembly, and next I may learn Haskell or Smalltalk. Anyway I hope to join the community here, and mabye even be of help at sometimes. I am 15 almost 16 years old, programming for almost five years. Well anyway, I just wanted to say hi to the community .

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    16 and you already did all that, including assembly!?!? You must be a knowledge sponge!

    Why learn so many languages though? Isn't it more fun to stick with one platform and then actually learn to apply it to do cool projects?
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

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    I see what you mean. I am trying to do that, however it becomes difficult when I see a new language that looks nice, also, I get bored after I cant figure out what to do with the language :P. Sometimes I feel like a noob at java. Recently I forgot a constructor for the Socket object, and had to look at my quick reference.

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    Ah so you didn't really learn those languages, you only sniffed at them. That's not enough, you only really learned a language when you have properly applied it to finish a few projects.

    I did some game development as a hobby and there I learned there are two types of game developer; those who want to build engines and those who want to create games. The people who want to build engines are perpetually stuck doing the same thing over and over and they never really finish anything. The people who create games actually make progress and get better at making games.
    "Syntactic sugar causes cancer of the semicolon." -- Alan Perlis

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    Well actually C/C++ is the only one I really sniffed. That was when I cared about game development. on Assembly, I'm not the best because of memory maps, and hardware incompatibilities. I'm best at 6800 assembly and 6502 assembly. I have done a good bit of x86 however. Many times however, a language looks really cool, and I want to learn it, but when I learn it, its coolness wears off a bit. java I've been doing for a good bit now. I don't consider myself a noob. I know majority of the basics (syntax, primitive types, OOP, etc.) I know a bit of the java run-time, but I have to look to look at a reference to get the method of the so-and-so class (see my example above). Go I just started recently. I know most of the basics, I just need to review pointers, maps, and goroutines. After that I plan to work on the standard library.

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