On Fri, 6 Mar 2009, Conor Mac Aoidh wrote:
> concentrate on learning Java using Linux? I'm sure once I get to
> grips with the basics that I will be able to show the Windows users
> how much easier it is to program with Java on Linux!
There shouldn't be any differences of note in developing Java for
either of those platforms, as the development tools are nearly all in
Java and operate pretty much the exact same way on either platform.
Some people find BlueJ a good introduction to a Java IDE. Later you
may wish to switch to Eclipse or NetBeans (there's little difference
between the 2, except perhaps that NetBeans has a pretty good UML
editor and can even auto-generate code from UML and vice versa -
which can be a life-saver under a deadline ;), NetBeans also has a
nice GUI builder, which Eclipse lacked last time I looked at it - but
that may have changed).
The only time platform should matter is if doing platform specific
stuff with Java (e.g. shells in Java, where you get to find that Java
doesn't have a CWD, can't do character-mode terminal input without
fiddling, etc), but by time you get that far you'll likely be
experienced enough in Java to be able to cope.
Paul Jakma paul at clubi.iepaul at jakma.org Key ID: 64A2FF6A
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