Is Java the main building block?


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  1. Ambush

    Ambush Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm interested in becoming a developer for the android platform. I'm currently a senior in high school so I don't have the chance quite yet to take classes for programming (at least where I live anyways). So I've taken matters into my own hands and have been reading Java books. My question is... once I get a good enough understanding of Java how difficult is it to cross over and use it to make android apps? Is it the exact same as I'm programming with it now? Or do I need to be exposing myself to other factors while i'm learning it to actually make it work with android? Hope this makes sense lol :D
     

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  2. tp_technologies

    tp_technologies Well-Known Member

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    Its all java. You will most likely use xml to create your layouts as that is the easiest way and the plugin for eclipse makes it so simple. But other then that, if you have a good understanding of java programming for android is no problem. You will download the SDK and it has all the libraries you need for creating android apps.
     
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    Ambush Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have all the SDKs installed on my computer. I've actually made a simple java program that has a string array of all the restaurants in my town and when run it spits out a random one. I just have no idea how to work it in eclipse to make it so a button runs the program and spits out a random restaurant.
     
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    add a button handler to your button. google shuold give you tons of results.
     

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