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    Default Hello, everyone can help me? I am in doubt whether or not study java.

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    Hello I am Brazilian staff.

    I read some chapters of a book on java and liked the language.
    want to look professional to me.
    but I am unsure about the recovery work in java.
    I do not understand anything of the java.

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    You have nothing to lose by studying it and potentially a lot to gain. Also, just because you are studying Java doesn't mean that you can't study something else, even another programming language. So my suggestion is for you to dabble around in it, follow this and other fora, and see if it interests you. By the way, what do you mean by "recovery work?"

    Best of luck.

    edit: oh, before I forget, welcome to the forum!

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    Tiago, welcome to our community. :)

    Actually learning new stuff is always a challenge. Start from the scratch make a big difference at all. As Fubarable pointed, different people keen on different areas. So everything is depends on you. Just find a well explain books or tutorials, and start from the very basis.

    Which book you've refer?

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    Java is a great, easily extensible language that covers just about anything but writing native methods. I've been using it for over a year now making Swing GUI's, and I still don't know what all of the classes are, simply because the Java graphics packages cover so much I've never needed the entire package.

    I've also worked with C++, and I have to say that I believe Java is a better language. However, I can see why C++/C and some other languages appeal to others. Your best bet is to look at some tutorials/documentation and see whether you believe it is worth your time to learn, because if you don't believe it is, then you will never be motivated to learn it well.
    If the above doesn't make sense to you, ignore it, but remember it - might be useful!
    And if you just randomly taught yourself to program, well... you're just like me!

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    When we talking about packages, libraries, etc... in any language learning all of them, or using all of them is not practice. Because there are thousand of such things are available. If you search on C/C++ there are millions of header files available in different SDKs used in there. Do you really think we can touch all of them? No, never. I'm working on Java as well as C/C++ over 6~7 years and still there are lots of libraries, packages, headers which are not used in my application. Best things, or the most important things is learn the concepts in programming. For choosing the correct/appropriate stuff will helps you the documentation.

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    My point was that I don't even know what all the classes in just javax.swing are, excluding sub-packages, simply because the Swing package is so flexible.
    If the above doesn't make sense to you, ignore it, but remember it - might be useful!
    And if you just randomly taught yourself to program, well... you're just like me!

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    I agreed with you Boyo. I think AWT package is not that much, for me it's not, a mess. But the doc guides.

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    AWT doesn't look as flexible... I've never used it, as Swing is the latest and I started after Swing was released. I know for a fact that AWT doesn't have stuff like JOptionPane.

    @Tiago: I believe we're all in need of some direction as to what you really want to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singing Boyo View Post
    AWT doesn't look as flexible... I've never used it, as Swing is the latest and I started after Swing was released. I know for a fact that AWT doesn't have stuff like JOptionPane.
    Yep, and I'm not using AWT as well. But there are some pros and cons in both.

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    Well, I suggest we leave this to the OP, see if he posts anything. I personally need to look up File Streaming, see if what I want to do is possible. I created a thread on it as well answer it if you can :D I'm stuck.
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    Most of the game programming books uses AWT instead of Swing for the low overhead and higher performance. At least all the books I have on hand.... And I believe there is something similar to JOptionPane in the awt package.

    @OP If you're a beginner to programming, I don't see what you loose by learning java. Once you understand programming concepts and start thinking in pseudocode, you can easily transfer the knowledge to any other language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Singing Boyo View Post
    Well, I suggest we leave this to the OP, see if he posts anything. I personally need to look up File Streaming, see if what I want to do is possible. I created a thread on it as well answer it if you can :D I'm stuck.
    I agreed with you. :p

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