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Did anybody else start off with Java when you first got into programming???

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  • 4
    C++ was the first language my college taught. Then it was Java.
  • 0
    Yeah some people said "It's not smart to start off with java" @AlexDeLarge
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    Fortunately not.
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    @AlexDeLarge if the person is an emo type who just want to kill himself, let him stay with Java.
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    NOOOO, YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE
    Monster.
  • 0
    .... Feels bad@Kimmax
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    It's definitely a challenge @wolt
  • 3
    I started on Java, use Java for my job, and like Java

    Although I have started writing all new JVM projects in Kotlin
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    I did as well, and i’m happy i did. But after you feel very comfortable with java, consider looking at some other languages like Python or Javascript to broaden your knowledge.

    Oh and don’t take those design patterns they teach you TOO seriously. That’s mostly what’s wrong with the Java world...(e.g. Spring, Java EE, etc)
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    @codepoint Yeah I was thinking after I learn Java and get good with it I was going to start learning JavaScript
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    @codepoint That's a real important fact, I totally agree with you :D

    And btw I too started off with Java and I don't regret it. It made it quite easy to learn C++ 😊
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    Most people start with Excel formulas
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    I did. Best decission I ever made. Not only that but when you get used to it you can pick up large projects and dissect them with confidence since everyone needs to apply the same construction idea to most projects. It is not a bad language, sure its verbose, but I do not mind that. I program mostly in js, php and java and even tho the Java programs I have to maintain are large they seem to be waaay better constructed. Software architecture is important mmmmmkay?
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    Yeah I am happy that I picked Java as my first language @AleCx04
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    @Thames it really is a great platform. Dynamic languages are nice, and as much as I love php, python js and the rest I cannot help but missing the features that a strictly typed language offers. Plus, one can get many benefits out from the JVM and learn other great languages such as Kotlin, Scala or Clojure (my favorite) :) its great for desktop and mobile as well and the web solutions just make sense. Also, in the event of having to work with .net one can always make a transition to c# since they are fairly similar :)
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    C -> c++ -> Java

    Java is fine. It works. Better than debugging c++ I would say.
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    Oh hell no.
  • 1
    My college’s introductory CS class is taught in Java. They’re switching to Python in two years thank god.
  • 4
    College wise I did, otherwise i started with php, building simple calculator.. O.O
  • 3
    I did. Started with Java. There nothing, absolutely nothing to hate about it! I think it teaches you a lot about how things are done. And now when I'm learning Android, I know it didn't all go to waste. Having said that, Java is certainly pretty verbose and not every language nowadays wants you to type and think/plan so much on what you're gonna do. But for people who're learning, isn't that a blessing in disguise?
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    Started with java, doesn't really matter what the language you start with as long as you learn the basis of how to program. I've learnt c#, objective-c and c++ afterwards. Probably going to learn more as time goes by. Don't understand why people think learning java first is bad.

    Cool thing about java is that it is similar to c# and since i use unity learning c# was definitely handy.
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    I started with the toughest and most proper programming languages of them all- HTML.
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    HTML, CSS, JS & PHP.

    Worked Java for a couple years, that lang is a nightmare hellhole of nonsensitude that nobody needs... I can't wait for it to cobol out just so I can dance on the stack trace it calls it's grave.
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    Java was my first language because I started with Minecraft, I had a server and I wanted to make some custom plugins.
    I love Java, no regrets.
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    @hobbyte it is not for me at least. Take into consideration that I have been programming for a while now...
  • 1
    yes and I wish I would've started with Tcl or APL.
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    though I more or less directly switched to Prolog, so it wasn't that harmful
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    @hobbyte sort of like laggy transitions you mean? Sorta, normally fixed through transition timeframes although I will say that yes, it is bothersome. In regards to the web I have found no problems other than verbose syntax but that aint no problem if you like the language.
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    @hobbyte np bro! Lemme know how it goes :)
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    I did! With Minecraft modding. But never really got into it. So its rather Python.
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