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Do I NEED to know Java?

Discussion in 'Application Development' started by mrsocks, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. mrsocks

    mrsocks Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 27, 2010

    I am looking to get into developing an application and wanted to get some feedback on where to begin.

    I have been programming in PHP for over 10 yrs and Java/Grails for the past year. I am getting familiar with Java, but I'm sure I still dont know a fraction of what it can do.

    In my php days, I have seen a number of people doing Drupal (a php based framework/portal/cms system) work that didnt know PHP directly. I was hoping that I could go through and become familiar with the Android framework and be able to write applications without being a Java expert.

    Is something like this possible?

    I was also hoping to find projects that have done something similar to what I want to do and they reverse engineer / tweak it to meet my needs.
    Are there repositories of projects out there that I can download and review? I have been going through tutorials and videos, but know that I will quickly run into something that I cannot find and will need some guidance on.

    Thank you for your time.


  2. Sam Voss

    Sam Voss Well-Known Member

    Jun 25, 2010
    Programmer, in school
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