java programming for X

Donald Lee
Sun, 11 Apr 1999 15:36:44 GMT

I don't know if this is proper place to ask this question but I think
I may be interested in learning how to program in java.  I have some
personal experience using Turbo C 3.0, a little VAX pascal from
college and about a year ago I made some silly little programs in
Visual Basic 5.  I am hardly an expert but I feel I could make a good
programmer if I had some inspiration and guidance.  Right now I'm
still not sure what java really is... Is it for downloading applets
off the internet only or can you make stand alone apps that just run
on the machine?  How can I find out more about java in terms of using
it with linux and afterstep?