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Im thinking about paying someone to make a java chat room for me ( i know there's free one's out there but i need custom button in the java applet and other features) i would try to learn java but it would take way to long to learn it.. so my question is... how much would it cost to pay some one to build a custom chat from in java?
 

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I know java, but not enough to do what you need to do. I think it would be best for you to try to do it yourself. There are lots of resources and maybe you can take an existing free java chat and edit it to put the button in.
 

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i was thinking about doing something like that but someone told me that java is some what like C and C++, and the only thing i know how to program real good is javascript
 

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I originally only knew JavaScript and was taught Java in my first year at the University. It's better than nothing because, in essence, they all use similar syntax anyway. Though, there are some major differences, considering JavaScript is actually a renamed version of Netscape's LiveScript (to take advantage of the hype Java had at the time) and has nothing to do with Java.

The nifty thing about Java is that all of the major functionality is contained within the giant API, which is documented very well. So, once you grasp classes and scope (not hard if you have previous programming experience), you've pretty much nailed the language.

Of course, if you have no experience with Java whatsoever, I wouldn't suggest making this your first project. It's always best to start from the beginning and work your way up, making more complicated projects as you go along, when you're learning a new language.

You mentioned something about this to me earlier. Maybe if you explain your requirements a bit better, somebody could point you in the right direction.
 

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I originally only knew JavaScript and was taught Java in my first year at the University. It's better than nothing because, in essence, they all use similar syntax anyway. Though, there are some major differences, considering JavaScript is actually a renamed version of Netscape's LiveScript (to take advantage of the hype Java had at the time) and has nothing to do with Java.

The nifty thing about Java is that all of the major functionality is contained within the giant API, which is documented very well. So, once you grasp classes and scope (not hard if you have previous programming experience), you've pretty much nailed the language.

Of course, if you have no experience with Java whatsoever, I wouldn't suggest making this your first project. It's always best to start from the beginning and work your way up, making more complicated projects as you go along, when you're learning a new language.

You mentioned something about this to me earlier. Maybe if you explain your requirements a bit better, somebody could point you in the right direction.
I am going to start learning java but have no idea where to start, is there a book, tutor, or something in that nature that you know of? To explain what I'm trying to do a little bit better... What i want is a chat room... on the right hand site of the chat box there will be a list of everyone in the room. when you right click on one of the name it have the options of private chat,view current active Pokémon,stats,request friendship (or something like that) and challenge player and at the bottom a text box where they enter there comments, and some where don't know where I'm going to but it but a friend list. and when you click on them it will open a new window (with what ever there trying to do). i know that is alot of work (at least the chat part, i would think). hope that helps you understand what I'm trying to do
 

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I am going to start learning java but have no idea where to start, is there a book, tutor, or something in that nature that you know of? To explain what I'm trying to do a little bit better... What i want is a chat room... on the right hand site of the chat box there will be a list of everyone in the room. when you right click on one of the name it have the options of private chat,view current active Pokémon,stats,request friendship (or something like that) and challenge player and at the bottom a text box where they enter there comments, and some where don't know where I'm going to but it but a friend list. and when you click on them it will open a new window (with what ever there trying to do). i know that is alot of work (at least the chat part, i would think). hope that helps you understand what I'm trying to do
well if u r going to start learning java I suggest u get java in 21 days sams book that's gonna teach you the basics...but if u r planning to do a chatroom soon like now!, well I suggest you get a free one, idk if with flash is faster you could try that too but! anyway if ur going to try with flash you will need php knowledge anyway it wonte be easy nor fast dont nor soon like maybe in a year if u try hard (maybe even less) you would be able to do it.. good luck..
 

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For a chat room, you'll actually have to write two parts: A chat server, and then chat clients that connect to the chat server.

This means learning to use network sockets, in addition to threads for the chat server. Not exactly a beginner's problem, but still very doable if you have the right documentation.

Now the question gets more basic: do you have a computer to run the chat server on, that anyone you want access to would be able to use?

Some things that might be helpful:
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/ - For going over the Java language itself
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/essential/threads/index.html - Threads, to handle lots of things at once
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/networking/sockets/ - To do the networking
http://java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/applet/index.html - For the client applets

That should be everything you need.
 
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