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    hi,
    I have learned 6-7 years ago basic java language through online learning, but I never used it .

    now I want to know in the feauture if I want to build smal applications(any kind) for computers , mobile ,IPad
    1- which languge is the best to learn C++ ,Java , or other new languages.

    2-if it is java which version of Java I have to learn. I like to develop my self small programs in the feature for any kind system and device.

    thanks
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    Default Re: which language to learn! if Java which version of it if I want to develop applica

    Multiple languages, likely. You can get very far with Java alone (Windows PC, Linux PC, MacOS PC, Android), but if you want to develop for Apple mobile platforms then you'll likely want to use what Apple tells you to use. There is no readily available Java runtime for iPad/iPhone.

    And yeah if Java is still the language for you depends on what type of applications you want to make, and within those applications what you like to do the most. I might pass out a recommendation to go learn and then later it turns out it would have been better if you had focused on HTML/CSS/Javascript because you like more to do front-end development.
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    Default Re: which language to learn! if Java which version of it if I want to develop applica

    Languages are like tools. You wouldn't ask "which is better, a hammer or a saw?".

    That being said, for info on using Java to program for iOS, check out RoboVM: RoboVM - Create Truly Native iOS Apps in Java
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    Oh yeah, I had forgotten about that one!
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    johan, if you know a little about Java, then why not try for Android?

    Android is future, purely java based. i have also recently switch from java to mobile development.

    i just did a little online Android Course from Wingnity.com, and created one android app with the help of their tech support.

    now i am doing as junior android app developer and enriching my exp with java and android.
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    Default Re: which language to learn! if Java which version of it if I want to develop applica

    Like they said depends what your doing. Mobile devices are the future and also set you apart a little bit because billions program computer but probaly only millions program mobile. And you asked what version. Obviously the new one jdk1.7.0_45
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    Default Re: which language to learn! if Java which version of it if I want to develop applica

    Uh, you don't really have a realistic view on the number of programmers in the world; I'd tone it down just a few digits.

    Mobile devices are not the future, they are the present. You don't know what the future is going to be, or you'd be on the way to becoming very rich right now.
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    Default Re: which language to learn! if Java which version of it if I want to develop applica

    Quote Originally Posted by gimbal2 View Post
    Uh, you don't really have a realistic view on the number of programmers in the world; I'd tone it down just a few digits.

    Mobile devices are not the future, they are the present. You don't know what the future is going to be, or you'd be on the way to becoming very rich right now.
    i understand your concern, but you can't ignore the NUMBER OF SEARCHES coming to Google from MOBILE. Also most of the companies are now getting their mobile apps done.

    So if a major volume is coming from mobile i think that indicates something. isn't it?

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    Yes: exactly what I said. That mobile development is hot right NOW. So that will make people flock to studies that deal with it, and they all run the risk that it was all just a temporary phase and the market moves to the next best thing by the time they graduate.

    Because that's what the market is like nowadays: rapidly changing.
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    I hear creating thermostats is hot (no pun intended)... (Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion - Jan. 13, 2014)
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    Default Re: which language to learn! if Java which version of it if I want to develop applica

    Quote Originally Posted by rv447 View Post
    i understand your concern, but you can't ignore the NUMBER OF SEARCHES coming to Google from MOBILE. Also most of the companies are now getting their mobile apps done.

    So if a major volume is coming from mobile i think that indicates something. isn't it?
    The number of searches is not equal to the number of programmers, which is what you said. Billions of programmers? Somehow I doubt it.

    Also, cite your sources. Where are you getting your information? What search terms are you using?
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