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Tom & Vieri,

Let's not get the Java browser plugin and the Java programming language confused...

Java is an excellent programming language and in no way can be considered any less solid than C++. In fact, in many ways it is more secure and more reliable than code written in C++.

What people are uninstalling/disabling (even me) is the Java browser plugin, not the JRE/JDK. The plugin has indeed had many security issues, and with Flash and HTML5 very few people are using Java applets in their websites anymore.

So... Java plugin = bad. Java programming language = excellent.

Now that that's settled, C++ is a language that every programmer should at least be familiar with. Whatever language you choose as a primary programming language is determined by a variety of factors, but as a general rule you'll be more productive in Java than C++.

Python is also an excellent programming language, but I have too little experience with it to comment any further than that.


On 5/9/2013 5:25 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
Errr, now that you have learned about programming in a general way and looking to consolidate 
details would it be a good time to learn something more solid?  C++ or Python perhaps?

Oracle seem to be having a lot of trouble writing code that doesn't get compromised really fast.  
So, many people are getting rid of Java and moving away from it as fast as possible.  Even the US 
Homeland Security apparently sent a notice to tell people to avoid Java and uninstall it asap.  Of 
course a lot of large companies are a bit stuck and there are still a lot of adverts for 
programmers that know java.

In my country jobs for Java programmers start at 20k but for C++ programmers start at 30k
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Vieri <>
Sent: Thursday, 9 May 2013, 9:12
Subject: [libreoffice-users] java macro


I'm new to making Java macros.
I compiled my Java class, created the parcel-descriptor.xml file and placed the .xml, .jar and 
.class files within the following folders I also created:


C:\Program Files\LibreOffice 4.0\share\Scripts\java\MACRO1

When I re-launch LO and go to Macros-> Run Macros, I don't see my MACRO1 java macro under "My Macros" or 
"LibreOffice Macros".

Why is that? Shouldn't I at least see the listing?

Java JRE 7 seems to work because if I select the LibreOffice java HelloWorld example, it prints a 
message in my document.



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