Where to go from here in Java?
First off, im new to this forum so hello everyone! Iv only just started programming in java, but have done bits of HTML, and PHP before. Anyway...
I have been reading Java Programming from Problem analysis to program design, which is really good, but I have a few small problems. Firstlty, what is the scope of java? It seems to me that there is very little you can do with it, which is a shame as this is the basis for my MSc next year. I am very interested in programming games, or other programs with graphics in them, but bar the GUI components and Applets, how would I be able to create a program with non 'java like' graphics? What i mean by this is not the standard stuff that comes with java but something I could design myself?
Also I struggle a bit on the concepts of OOP and wondered if anyone has any good links which they could post to help me out?
Thanks in advance