Originally Posted by Mossiac
Having a look on the internet at videos of java and can only really find how to make games and webpages. My question is can you use java for anything. Like with Python you can measure cpu temps and such (it is easier in linux to do this).
One programming language doesn't fit all programming jobs.
There's a tool for every job and a job for every tool. Which means you have tools to do one job that won't work for another job.
Same holds true for programming languages. One language may be more suited to writing a temperature monitoring program while that same language gets overly complicated to write a game.
You have to pick the right tool for the job. You can pound a nail in with a pair of pliers but it'd go a lot better if you used the tool designed for the job, a hammer.
Get my drift?