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Discussion in 'Android Development' started by Desmond56, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. Desmond56

    Desmond56 Newbie
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    Hi. I want to set up a development system on a windows 7 64 bit PC. I could do with database usage at a later date. I want to do it as hard coding not use software that you just drag and drop objects to play games.

    TIA Desmond.
     



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  2. Desmond56

    Desmond56 Newbie
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    Still here.
     
  3. deprogram

    deprogram Lurker

    Well... what is your question, exactly? Hardware recommendations? Software recommendations?

    I think the biggest choice you'll face is Android Studio vs. Eclipse. If you have prior Eclipse experience, use Eclipse, if not, I'd go with Android Studio. Just download the entire bundle with the SDK included and go to town.

    I don't know what you mean by 'database usage'.
     
  4. Desmond56

    Desmond56 Newbie
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    Hi I thought I made my post very clear
    "I want to set up a development system on a windows 7 64 bit PC"

    This means downloading software and installing it in the right order and linking them together where necessary. Perfectly clear I thought. Help is very sparse here if you are not an expert already.

    I am a programmer in various languages including C++, Visual Basic, php and C#. Don't know much javascript except onmouse events used in basic html websites.

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    I noticed now that my post is still half way down the list in 8th position (October 22nd, 2014 04:31 PM) even though I replied on 24th October.
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  5. Manaya

    Manaya Member

    You can either use Eclipse with ADT or Android Studio, I use Eclipse because I'm used to it but people say Android Studio is better. So I don't know, up to you, but here's a basic tutorial for beginners (uses eclipse) if you are interested:

    Android Application Development Tutorial - Kilobolt

    That tutorial is very basic but it's good as a starting point, of course you should check the official Google documentations for all Android functions and such afterward.
     
  6. deprogram

    deprogram Lurker

    Stickies bumping it down?

    No, that part of your post was clear, I just didn't understand what you meant by 'I could do with database usage at a later date.'.

    Here's the Android Studio instructions, full and complete:
    1) Download Android Studio and install it
    https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/studio.html

    2) Create a project!
    https://developer.android.com/sdk/installing/create-project.html
    The default screen layouts for the basic activity contain 'hello world' text.

    3) Push it to your phone
    Click the green 'Play' looking button or choose Run > Run app, and make sure your device is plugged in and ADB is enabled.

    Congratulations! You're now an Android developer. That really is all there is to it. Ok, I lied, do you have the USB drivers for your phone? You might need a driver, you might not.

    What device are you developing on? This would be useful information.
     
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