Well I have been using Java for almost a year now. My friend the other day was telling me that I needed to learn C++ (which I have no problem doing so), but he started saying that C++ was more powerful then Java. So I started doing some research and I can't really come to a conclusion of what Java's limits are. I know it cannot make any operating systems like C++ can cause Java relies on the JVM unlike C++ which uses the actual computer itself (I think). But when it comes to applications itself (like word documents and ect.) as long as you have Java installed on the computer your application will work. Also Java seems to be more cross-platform (or at least easier for you to use your application on different OS's easier).
Better spend more time actually learning the languages than arguing about them.
Originally Posted by pbrockway2