I am suffering through the Visual Studio BS again, this time with C#, and I have been thinking. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a “Java Game Edition”, like all the APIs needed for game development in one place and ready to go in Eclipse or Netbeans? Much like XNA.
XNA is kind of cool because it makes development easy and I don’t have to worry about configuring anything. If Java had something equivalent for Android/PC, then I think it would be good for all of us. Maybe we could even stop suffering with Visual Studio’s shortcomings.
I know all the code for it is already done in LWJGL or jMonkeyEngine or some other API. Wouldn’t it be just a matter of a concerted effort?
If Oracle were nice enough to let people use the name “Java” in “Java Game Edition” without suing them, it would be cool too.