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    Default Urgent Need of fast skills

    I have never wrote a line of code of Java in my life before but being the Android fan-boy that I'm, I have decided to write a program that ...mmmh... a proximity based social interaction network. My lack of knowledge of Java made this task considerably harder than I envisaged, but my question to the wider audience, gurus and java folks is: Is it do-able in 3 weeks? Can anyone point me to a direction, lend me a helping hand, give tips/recommendations or all the aforementioned points?


    Thanks in advance(this will probably not serve as a mean of incentive)

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    Is it do-able in 3 weeks?
    Yes, yes it is.
    But first you need a basic idea of how the program should work (not the code).
    If you come with some ideas, maybe we can help out.

    But first, if you never programmed before I would suggest do basic stuff for one or two (maybe three) days,
    and if you have programmed before I would suggest taking a look that the differences and try to learn them.

    When you say »proximity», do you been that the program is going to use geolocation?
    If so, begin with skipping that part, it may be hard (unless Android offers some simple Java library for that).
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    If you have never programmed before you will (probably) not be able to do this in 3 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunde887 View Post
    If you have never programmed before you will (probably) not be able to do this in 3 weeks.
    Well, probably not, however you can try, and some people are extremely(!) good at solving programming problems, and that may help.

    But what's with the three weeks deal?
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    thanks for the replies. I do have programming background in Python and PHP, just never toyed around with Java as such. Hibernate, I have a rough idea of what the app will incorporate in terms of features. It's a minimal approach that shows who is near-by(yes, geolocation is the right term here), befriending the near-by user and posting 100 to 150 characters which can be read by anyone who is in the same room/place/location/venue. There might be a dozen apps like that around but I wanna get my hands dirty and Java is by no means the easiest language out there, hence the reason why I'm posting here. The peak of activities on the first week of September within the field I would like to use the application in is very high. If you have further questions into what exactly Hibernate, I will be willing to provide answers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernate View Post
    Well, probably not, however you can try, and some people are extremely(!) good at solving programming problems, and that may help.

    But what's with the three weeks deal?
    That's what the OP asked for (see above). I also think that it can not be done in such a short time span if the OP has never programmed before.

    kind regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rashthedude View Post
    Java is by no means the easiest language out there
    Actually, I think it is.
    Easier than, for example (this includes script languages as well), C, Bash, Python, Perl and (for sure) Visual Basic.
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    I have my doubts about the aforementioned languages being easier to learn than Java. I think I will have to write it in Python than via Jython see where it gets me.

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