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So I am going to work on a Java game and recently my friend suggested I use a scripting language to help development go smoother/faster.

so far I used XML as data storage and to make the HUD/UI but he recommended I learn Ruby, Python, Groovy, and/or Lua.

he Strongly recommended Lua for the same thing i use XML for.

basically what my question is :

What are scripting languages, what are they for,, should I use a scripting language, whats the difference between said scripting languages and XML, and which one should I learn and use for my java game?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ The duplicate addresses many of your questions. Which scripting language to use for your game is a question that's off topic for this site. \$\endgroup\$
    – House
    Commented Sep 10, 2015 at 15:14

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