However when I was trying to download Java 5/6 along with the API documentation (not even knowing what the hell API means) from the java.sun.com website
I know that java is good for smaller apps and C# is more for windows programming, whereas Ruby is more webpage based programming?
Serhat Ordek wrote:Hello, I'm 17 and in september I'll be starting my As levels in preparation to study Computer Science at university. After quite a bit of searching (and a lot of headache) I've decided that Java would be the best language for me to start off with in preparation for university.
Henry Wong wrote:Personally, I would not worry too much on the languages, they may change by the time you graduate...
I would focus on the topics... data structures, algorithms, compilers, graphics, databases, artificial intelligence, etc. etc. etc. Languages come and go. IMHO, you should learn more on the topics, and less on the languages.
Serhat Ordek wrote:Thanks for all the responses guys, I'll get Java 8 then and work through the book, and I was told something about there being 3 different categories of languages; OO(object orientated), then Scripting languages and programing languages.. I think, not too sure but what other languages would you all recommend I try after Java, but maybe instead of that...
Since C# ties you to a single OS,