I've been knowing the basics of Java programming for some time now, but only the RAW basics. I've yet to learn how to draw basic images onto the screen or create a Java interface. I admit, I do "cheat" my way in Java by using JCreator to directly modify .java files instead of converting it to .txt then .java to edit and view properly. And I use its built-in console for debugging and running basic applications.
I'd just like to know if it's worth learning Java in-depth to make, preferably, simple or complex online games versus using DM. I am aware of the possibilities with Java, but I'm just finding it difficult to part with BYOND's friendliness. Plus, it'd take a week or two learning how to properly do things with Java and possibly months of tinkering around to actually fully get a grasp of the REAL Java. I've wet my feet with DM and some basic Java knowledge, so that eases the load of learning things.
I ask you guys; is it worth it?
(tl;dr : I know Java. A little. Ditch BYOND to make network/multiplayer and singleplayer games for Java?)
Feb 11 2010, 9:22 pm