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Discussion in 'Application Development' started by south69_dallas, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. south69_dallas

    south69_dallas Well-Known Member
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    so im a newbie but want to learn, got my own app ideas in mind. But i have windows 7 so does that mean i cant make apps????

    keep it in laymans terms please. Thanks alot.
     

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    everything is downloaded but the elcipse cant find java???
     
  4. powell

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    You must install Java JDK separately. If you are new to the Android development and want to start, read this:

    Installing the SDK | Android Developers

    By the way - Windows 7 is fine for Android development, I use both versions (64 bit and 32 bit) and it works great.



     
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    south69_dallas Well-Known Member
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    what version of eclipse and the java jdk do i need? ive read the developer guide and are still having problems. everything is in my documents folder.
     
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    I recommend Eclipse version 3.5.2 and JDK 6 Update 20.
     
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    is this the right one? Eclipse downloads - mirror selection ? and i got eclipse running now....so im heading back to the developer guide thanks! il prob be back though with more questions :(
     
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    That's a great guide thanks! I got everything set up and the platforms downloaded as well, I'm goin to start the hello world tutorial. Does anyone know of a site or guide for coding? As you've prob noticed I have no exp in any of this, the most tech involved thing I've done is rooting my g1. Again thanks for all and any responses and anything about coding wld be great!
     
  10. Th3sandm4n

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    You'll need to know some Java, so just read up on that. Don't try to start too big or you get overwhelmed and don't really learn anything. Once you understand the fundamentals then javadocs will be your best friend.
     
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    Do i need to read up on c before java? or java is good? and what are the java docs?
     
  12. Th3sandm4n

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    Well, Android is Java, so if you're going to start might as well do that one. I first learned on Java, so I can't really comment on starting other languages, but once you know one it's not that hard to learn others.
    Javadocs are just documentation on java. I was referring to just documentation in general.
     
  13. south69_dallas

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    Have you done many apps? And how hard was it too learn? Any books or websites u recomend. I just googled it so guess I'll go from there.
     
  14. south69_dallas

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    idk how people do it....this is frustrating ugh! lol. so im stuck on creating an avd. The command line in the sdk file does nothing. Again thanks for everyone replying. Il be back tomm took the day off to learn this, least i finally finished most up set up :(
     
  15. Th3sandm4n

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    I've only done one app, but it's like a hobby. I program for a living, so usually I don't feel like doing it when I'm off work. I learned what I know in college, so I don't have any websites I learned off of really, but google was important while in school. The first book I actually learned the fundamentals was an ebook that I don't remember the name of, but it just had the very basic stuff which I'm sure you can get in a lot of beginner books. Like I said though, it's not going to come easy, don't expect to output something great right off the bat.
     
  16. south69_dallas

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    sigh i was afraid ud say that lol but ok cool
     
  17. south69_dallas

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    do i need to create an avd before the android command line responds to anything i do? it wont even show any text i type into it??? it says starting android sdk and avd manager. no command line parameters provded, launching ui. See androdid --help' for operation from command line but i cant find that in any file ether to refrence
     
  18. d2marc

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    Hey buddy, Im new at this as well. When I first started the hello world example, I didn't have to do any command line stuff. I followed the instructions where it said

    In Eclipse, choose Window > Android SDK and AVD Manager.
    Select Virtual Devices in the left panel.
    Click New.
    The Create New AVD dialog appears.

    Type the name of the AVD, such as "my_avd".

    I ignored everything else and then just pressed create. After I built the program and clicked Run or "ctrl+ f11" the virtual devices started by itself.
     

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