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c++ or java programming

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by deadbolt, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Jun 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM
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    deadbolt

    deadbolt [OP] do w3rk!

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    For those who have taken these courses, which one is easier? input is appreciated!
     
  2. Jun 21, 2010 at 11:17 AM
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    Depends on what you plan to do as they both have different applications. Are you taking it for the learning experience or to solve a problem?

    I took two semesters of C++ in college and it was easy. However, I now know I dislike programming with a passion. :p
     
  3. Jun 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    I love programming, but didn't care much for C++

    Java is super easy, as is C and also C#.
     
  4. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:00 PM
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    asphaltpilot

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    What is your overall goal and application of either of these languages? That needs to be addressed first me thinks.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    I hated C++

    Java seemed easier to me...
     
  6. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    Just for college credit. Not majoring in programming, just required for the college.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM
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    Java is far easier to learn for Beginners. In Java memory management is completely handled by the Java Virtual Machine. Basically Java makes it difficult to shoot yourself in the foot, while C/C++ provides you with ample opportunities. Learning either language will teach you about Object Oriented programming and being able to program in Java or C++ are very in demand skills. Java is much higher level than C++, Java code is compiled into an intermediate format which is interpreted by the Java Virtual Machine. Whereas C++ is compiled directly into machine code. As a result in general Java programs execute much slower than C++ programs, but are much more portable.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:53 PM
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    This is my opinion...
     
  9. Jun 21, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    Never heard anyone say C was easy ... Kind of funny too since C++ is C with some extensions.

     
  10. Jun 21, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    I had to simulate an OS in C in my senior year. Was like 2 or 3k lines. I wanted to kill myself.

    EDIT: I'm not much for more complex procedural programming. Understandably it's fast but so incredibly time consuming when you are forced to use like 1 or 2 headers and have to write the rest by hand. Excruciating to do that.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    It looks like more people are leaning towards java being easier.
     
  12. Jun 22, 2010 at 6:27 AM
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    ^x2!

    I shot myself in the foot a few times because I would use the wrong memory address for an operation and crash my program. :( Pointers in C++ can be really helpful, but also make your life hell.
     
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