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  1. hoodtrix

    hoodtrix Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok so I am very fascinated by cellphones and have worked in the cellphone indus for about 8yrs. I always wanted to make apps but figured they where way out of my league, However with the Android os it seems possible. What schooling would you all suggest. I've heard java & c++ but also i hear that those are not necessary just helpful.
     

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  2. Jinam

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    Java is a must as Android OS uses an andvanced form of java. By learning java not only you will leanr about the form of the basic code of java but infos about Object Oriented Programing witch is a must to in android developing.
     
  3. UltraMarine

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    Do C/C++

    Java is a terrible and horrible language.
     
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    Appventive Well-Known Member

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    Java is a must for Android development. If you are comfortable with C++, then picking up Java will be very easy, but if you've never programmed in an object oriented language before (e.g., Java or C++), then you will have a steep learning curve.

    But, if you're just doing it for fun, then who cares? Download the SDK and start playing around with it. Your best resource to get started is Android Developers. Start with the API demos, then look at the other sample apps.

    Good luck!
    Steve
     
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    ttaylor0024 Well-Known Member

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    What books do you guys reccomend? I was looking at these by Mark Murphy...
     
  6. BarcaDroid

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    I just started developing on android. I used two books,

    1- Hello Android :
    This book is really nice when explaining how android applications run and how the system really handle your app, "BUT" it doesn't really explain Java and it assumes that you have somewhat experience with Java.

    2- Beginning Android 2:
    This book is meant to be for beginners in both java and android development.

    I really recommend these two books in parallel. I got them online as an eBook. you'll save a lot this way. one of them is only $10 and the other one is $24.

    If you buy the paper one they will cost $44 and $32.

    If you want to get the discount on the eBooks buy the paper books go home, get online access the book website and look for the link for the discounted eBook for paper books owners. they will ask you a question like

    "what's the first word on page XXX" or "which page is figure 3.6.1"

    all you have to do is to look for the answers, put them in then buy the discounted eBook then finally return the paper books to the book store.

    Good luck.
     
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    radxcoresteven Active Member

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    I was just about to post a topic asking what book I should get. Definitely going for the second one. Thanks.
     
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