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Hi everyone,

I am new to coding. I have very basic knowledge of Java but not much else. I am wanting to create an app that allows you to compete against other users with rng based 'combat' I guess you could call it.

I don't want this app to be a game, so I don't need it to have any game loops or sprites or anything gamelike.

My question is what is the best language to code this in? I want to start learning whatever language is needed for a project like this so I can do it in the future. This app will be eventually be for android and iOS users but I will just be starting with android.

So what language should I start learning, and what is the best IDE to use for the start of this process?


PS I do not know if this is the correct place to post but if it is not please direct me to the correct forum :)

Thanks.

What I have tried:

Looking up things on Google but I find so many different answers I'm not sure what to believe.
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Updated 8-Oct-18 13:06pm

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I don't want this app to be a game, so I don't need it to have any game loops or sprites or anything gamelike.

Ummm...competing against other players is called a "game".

Yes, you DO need a game loop unless your game is only going to be a single turn for each player. A game loop has nothing to do with graphics or rendering. It has to do with maintaining game state until an endgame outcome is determined. Game loops can be as slow as 1 "frame" per user turn, waiting for user input, or as fast as possible without stopping and waiting for input.

ANY language can be used to code this.
   

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