Is it must to learn java for android

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  1. murli800

    murli800 New Member
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    Hi all android champs..
    I am a Drupal guy...
    I am totally new to android..my company switched me to android..and all alone in android..I have a query..is it must to learn java for android developement..???
    Reply would be appreciated..
     

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  2. thibaultj

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    Well, android apps are mostly developed with java, and java is the main language of the android platforms. You will have a hard time trying to develop android apps without a (at least) basic java knowledge.

    They switched you from drupal to Android, without any android nor java skills? Are they dumb?
     
  3. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member
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  4. danialgoodwin

    danialgoodwin Member
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    I'd say that Java is most certainly the easiest way to get started with, create, and deploy apps. I have deployed three apps to the market so far and have 23K+ installs.

    If you know any other programming language reasonably well, then you will easily pick up Java.

    Though, I did watch an Android keynote where they were making it easier for C and C++ game programmers to port their code natively within the framework because of the languages' greater performance. Found it: Google I/O 2011: Bringing C and C++ Games to Android - YouTube

    And here's the official Android NDK for programming in C or C++: Android NDK | Android Developers

    I hope this is helpful.
    ~ Dan ~
     
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    padmap6112 New Member
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