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I decided that Dogstopper's game programming challenge was the perfect excuse to learn some Java. Then I had a thought, can I learn everything I need to know about beginning game programming in Java using only DIC?

I hit up the search bar to find out which IDE I should be using and came across a helpful topic, What IDE?. I decided to start with NetBeans as it sounded like the easiest option for a Java Noob like myself. So I go to download the latest version of NetBeans and it asks me which version of Java I want to use SE or EE :online2long: it gives me the option to download both but I thought I should probably learn the difference so I hit DIC's search bar again.

This topic helped explain matters to me and I downloaded the IDE with both options :)

So I installed and was ready to write my Hello Java program :) I found this tutorial in DIC's Java tutorials section

So far so good, all the information I needed was here on DIC, I'm going to focus on learning the syntax through a simple text game first and will post about what happened very soon!

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Shane Hudson 

26 May 2011 - 09:50 AM
+1 for the DIC search bar methinks!

NOTE TO DIC NEWBIES: Use the search bar before asking questions, I assure you it has been answered.


26 May 2011 - 09:55 AM
Nice! I am sure you will find all the tutorials you need and if you ever get stuck, just spam in the Java Forum. Btw, what API are you going to use to code your game? I recommend either Java 3D (Does 2D too) or the JMonkey Engine. GL, looking forward to your game!


26 May 2011 - 12:33 PM
I'm sure DIC won't let me down :)


26 May 2011 - 12:34 PM
@v0rtex, I'm thinking of attempting sdljava just to see what it's like. I will check out the ones you mentioned though!


26 May 2011 - 01:00 PM
Very cool idea using only DIC as a resource. I am interested as to how this will turn out. :)


27 May 2011 - 01:51 AM
Great to see that this community has the raw resources necessary to do this! Great experiment!


27 May 2011 - 07:30 AM
I like this branch of your blog. I shows not only the capability and resources of our community, but also gives an example to the new guys that it's not hard to do :bigsmile: keep it up!
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