I am not sure either actually:
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 not sure what book you started out with, but the one i had seemed to have talked about being able to actually create full blown applications, and databasis. I never personally read the whole book, but i did scan once the table of contents for all the chapters, and subsections of the chapters, and well, it was rather suggestive of the extent to which one could really do some things.
I have been trying my hand at Visual C++
so that i can program in windows, and well, i simply do not know enough to know where the boundaries are between lets say something like Perl, Java
, and Visual C++.
My ideal is to not only create some of my own applications, but to also make servers applications for the client side. I like what Apache
is trying to do, but i have no idea of how to create a server application.
But in relation to your question, i am not sure what it is that yu want. If you are interested in game programming that has nothing to do with Web Developement per se, i would suggest trying your hands on Visual C++.
I suggest the following books:
The name of the book is Beginning Visual C++ 6
. The author is Ivor Horton
The next book by the same author is on Java: