need a little explanation
right first off i will introduce my self
i am 15 currently living in scotland uk and i am interested i java programming
i am told it is the best programming language to learn as there is the most demand for its programmers in the industry and because it is supposedly the "best" oop language.
at the moment i am learning the language from java for dummies (4th edition) by barry burd and i'm enjoying it.
but i am slightly confused about some part of java .... here are a few questions
1 how can java be run on all operating systems ?, is it compiled as either an exe or a mac file (not sure on name) or are the programs different formats?
2 when creating a applet does it use the same code as a normal java app? if so does this mean you can just create an applet in an ide and program like normal ( to put it crudely)
i have googled these questions but none of the results answer my main query