New to java
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.
P.s. this is my first post so please excuse me if I posted this in the wrong section or if someone has asked the same thing before.
Hey mate, Im doing a university course for java and the book I am reading is "Absolute Java". I am doing the subject externally so I have no tutors and rely soely on the book, and it will get you to the level needed for most other branches with next to no knowledge of java.
Some of it can be tricky to work your head around but if you are truely dedicated then go for it.
Also pick up an earlier edition of the book because it is cheaper and they are all essentially the same(Only difference is typos and all that kinda stuff)
wow thanks for the fast reply.
I'll take a look at the book online. Is it this book Amazon.com: Absolute Java (9780321205674): Walter Savitch: Books?
Do you know of any tutorials online that would get me started?
Yep that's the one, It will take you through,
Console Input and Output
Flow of Control
Static methods and Variables
Swing (Basically stuff to do with graphical interface)
You probably have no idea what any of that stuff means but by the end of it you will =)
Check out The Java Tutorials. It sounds to me from your (somewhat limited) explanation that you're learning from a book for Java programmers that want to learn how to program android apps. If thats not true, then you need a new book ;)
In any case, you're probably best off to learn how to write Java applications for desktop/laptop computers before trying to create android apps.
ok, I'll keep that in mind.
Originally Posted by Singing Boyo
He's definitely not kidding. Not to discourage (quite the opposite in fact), but Android apps totally kicked my butt when I tried them out; it took me quite a while to get used to the API... So I wish you the best of luck--leave no stone unturned in your journey!
Originally Posted by ljbaumer
PS: Bookmark this: http://developer.android.com/guide/index.html
ok will do. I know lots about android and have made ROMS for them (editing /system and /framework files) but I just don't know java or coding so I might be able to do android a bit easier but I will try and make a desktop app first instead of doing an android one.
thanks for all of the help,