Stewsburntmonkey wrote:I would say hundreds of connections is trivial. A real server should be able to handle thousands of connections.
i KNEW you were going to say that! i just knew it!
it's a pretty typical thing for people to fall back on when talking about Java. however, it's no trivial task to keep something like that running smoothly, especially when you're talking about hundreds of people all manipulating and viewing the same data sets.
which, afterall, uplink 2 would have to be able to do. and since earlier no one disagreed that it was non-trivial to write uplink 2 (with enhanced network supp0rtage!!), i would have to disagree with that heinous statement at this time.
all languages will always be around. even though i joked about fortran, i know several mechanical & civil engineers that had to take fortran programming classes in college. why? who knows. but java is a powerful tool, should not be dismissed as a possible solution for uplink 2 (hehe), and is not as sluggish as people commonly misconceive. check out eclipse.org and their SWT interface tools for some neat stuff in that regard.
AI huh? i took a few classes back in the day. language recognition was always my big focus, but i also wrote this awesome program for a real life robot (half a decade ago...). it learned how to stand, and jump - it never figured out walking, though. i think it was a start state issue... :/
i'm sure things have changed since then.