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Discussion in 'Application Development' started by ljbaumer, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member
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    Hey everyone,


    I have decided to try and learn how to develop android applications. I know lots about android as a system and know how to use adb to it's full extent except I know close to nothing about coding. I just recently bought a book called "learn java for android development" by Apress. Amazon.com: Learn Java for Android Development (9781430231561): Jeff Friesen: Books but I feel like I need to learn some more before I can actually understand what the book is saying.
    I can do some basic commands on eclipse and completely know HTML. I am also learning CSS and Javascript. Do I have to learn CSS and Javascript before I can do java or does anyone have any tips for a new developer about some good online resources for beginers?


    Thanks,
    Ljbaumer


    P.S. I hope I posted this in the right section
     

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  2. id0001

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    no you don't need CSS and javascript. Javascript syntax looks like Java but it is not Java. What you should learn for Android development is Java and XML. There are some good basic java tutorials on the internet. I suggest you read those.
     
  3. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member
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    Thanks,

    I found a good website for learning xml because I don't think I'm gonna buy a whole other book for that but do you have the links for the online java tutorials? I searched around a bit on google and didn't find any ( I only had 4 minutes so maybe I did the wrong keywords).
     
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  5. aguywithathing

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    get going from the masters of java The Java
     
  6. Bill

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    The Java Language is huge and has a lot of online tutorials, books and open source projects. It is pretty daunting actually. So I am sure while it will be easy to find find something, narrowing it done to what is the best one will be difficult. You just need to dive in and and keep at it as it will not happen over night.

    With that said I found the videos "Java for the total beginner" to be an excellent starting point. You should be able to get through the basics fairly quick. Plus he use eclipse as well so you will get some basic o that as well.

    Eclipse And Java Video Tutorials

    Download videos here
    Eclipse and Java Video Tutorials | Download Eclipse and Java Video Tutorials software for free at SourceForge.net

    Good Luck
     

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