Beginning in Android Programming

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Sep 14, 2014 12:14:11 PM via Website

Hello Guys, I'm a newbie here. I'm taking Information Technology major in Programming, I'm from Philippines. I join this site to improve or to develop my knowledge about Android Programming, even though I'm taking Programming it doesnt mean that I'm a good programmer. I want to develop my own skills and knowledge about Android, I really want to learn guys. So please, can someone guide me to my journey in Android Programming. I wish that there are some willing to contribute their knowledge and help to me. Thanks in advance :) Have a good day.

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Sep 16, 2014 11:46:24 AM via Website

According to me first of all you have to learn about the programming, you have to learn languages C++, java after this you have to put your focus on android technology and learn eclipse.

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Sep 16, 2014 10:42:43 PM via Website

Check out developer android com / training, it has a great tutorial to get you started. Also stackoverflow is a great site for most of your programming questions (use search, don't start by asking!).

Good luck, have fun!

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Sep 17, 2014 4:39:52 AM via Website

If you want to learn how to program applications I would highly suggest starting with Eclipse and learning Java like others have said. However, if you wish to learn about building games a great place to get started is Unity. This game engine is free and has a ton of tutorials and support to get you started in no time. You can start with C# or Javascript, although I would recommend starting off with C#. Have fun!!

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Sep 17, 2014 8:15:38 AM via Website

Hey Jerrald Bautista, that's great :) You do want to contribute your ideas over the Google Store, anyway to start with Android app developer you first need to learn about java because in Android application is written in Java. So, if you have a little knowledge about java that would be a plus and you are good to go and at this early stage. I think I may have the right place to give you are head start with we have started a new developer series on AndroidPIT a while ago so why don't you have a look at it How to create an Android app, part 1 of 3 It will help you in getting an idea. :)

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Sep 17, 2014 8:27:38 AM via Website

For learning Java I found the head-first Java book to be a really good and entertaining read (can still recommend it). However, for Android apps there are a lot of additional features that are not part of Java (and hence are not covered in this book).

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Nov 12, 2014 9:14:22 PM via Website

It s always a good practice to learn most up to date trending practices, you could follow the video tutorials below to learn Android 5 Lollipop development

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Nov 12, 2014 9:55:05 PM via App

Make sure you use support libraries for previous APIs as well. Not everyone has a device with android L. Support library v7 contains only a few features such as card views and other great common views. Take a look at for backwards compability in the training section. (User Interface).

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Feb 16, 2016 10:05:16 AM via Website

I would suggest you to start with C++, then go for Java, JavaScript & learn Eclipse. It is always a best practice to learn up to date android technology trends, It will help you a lot.

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Sep 10, 2016 2:51:55 PM via Website

Try to learn java at the first place and try to understand the coding methods after that u have to learn the basic of this language then found an opensource code and read it .. read it again and again until u understand the different functions until u keep it. More over , try to write codes... write and write codes . Watch toturials for java , learn how to use eclipse and netbeans even lean unity all of them are free and they provide a tutoriel about this issue . Now you learned the basics and for exampl you learned eclipse so at this point try ur first simple programs then surf more and more.... try then to code an strong app .... do not regrate to ask for help or to post ur issue into blogs forums facebook ... the important thing that u have to focus on one language and when u done try to learn another language like js or c# ... and do no stop watch tutorials .... hope that will help u and good luck friend

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Oct 12, 2016 12:13:56 PM via Website

As most of the top mobile app developers have their basic skills in Java, C++, Javascript. I would recommend you to begin with C++, then go for Java, JavaScript and learn Eclipse. It is dependably a best practice to learn breakthrough android innovation patterns, It will help you a considerable measure.
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