This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
Jeff Verdegan wrote:
No. Java is not as close to C++ as C is.
If you want to use native libraries written in C/C++ from your Java code, then you can google for JNI tutorial or JNA tutorial.
Agreed. "Java and C" is nowhere near as close as "C++ and C" is.... C++ actually allows the embedding of C code, where the C++ compiler will compile the C code. It also allows C++ code to directly link with C libraries unchanged. Java doesn't have such integration.