Dear Readers, This is my first message i am posting at javaranch. Actually i am totally new@ java and i am yet to create an application in Java. I have a sound programming background in Web Technologies such as CFML and ASP and some programming background in C as well. I have to create an application involving Object Orientated Programming in it and for that i have chosen java/C#. The application that i have to make following OOP is the Instant Messanger similar to the one that is used in MSN Messanger. The problem is that i do not know where to start from and from where to read the book. Kindly if anyone out there could help me what steps do i have to take and from where i have to start reading the book of Java would be great. The functionalities that i have decide to keep in that do not involve voice chatting. Kindly if anyone could guide me thru this would be so nice of him as i have to submit this project b4 Nov and have to submit the UML model in a fortnight.
First create the GUI using Swing. You should check out the swing tutorial Sun has. Swing will help you create the look of your instant messanger. After you have done that then read up on how to handle events, for instance what you want done if someone presses a button labeled submit. You will also need to research Java I/O, Threads and java.net if your going to be adding networking functionality. Also it is probably not a good idea to compare c# to java since a lot of java programmers resent MS for that.
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Thanks for replying kevin. I'll go thru the sun tutorial and will be in touch with u for my upcoming assignments. Also i'd like u to tell me from where should i get the sun tutorials of swing if possible. give a URL to it.
Hello....I read this fellow's question, as well as the answers given...I myself would also like to creat an IM app in java....I'd like to see the tutorial you mention Dirk, but I looked on both google and IBM's page, and I can't seem to find it. Any further info on this? It seem like a cool thing to undertake! Thanks in advance for any help any of you can send my way!
I've been trying to change the world for years, but they just won't give me the source code.