Totally new to android and java

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Totally new to android and java

Postby Yerbster » Wed May 26, 2010 3:00 am

I am new to java code and application development in general. i am intrested and willing to learn. i am just looking for someone to give me some pointers, or direct me to a good learning tool. thanks.
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby at_198x » Fri May 28, 2010 3:40 am

Just learn about Core Java then you can learn Android programming. There is no need to learn about J2SE (Java for desktop) like awt, swing package to develop Android app.
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby loso » Sat May 29, 2010 3:15 pm

There is a guy on youtube who did an extremely easy to follow video tuts for java using eclipse. I am following him myself and I can feel that I am learning everyday.
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby jhliberty » Mon May 31, 2010 12:58 pm

Can you post a link to the videos you are watching? I'd like to check em out!

Thanks
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby pmery » Wed Jun 02, 2010 6:01 pm

jhliberty wrote:Can you post a link to the videos you are watching? I'd like to check em out!

Thanks

Yeah please! would you like 2 post that please!?
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby SesterSparrow » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:45 pm

@jhliberty, @pmery:

I believe Loso is talking about youtube.com/thenewboston

Go to his playlists and search for the beginner java lessons.

While we're on the matter, somebody should really do a series of video tutorials to help Android developers that have little to no coding experience. The Youtube user mentioned is currently doing a series on how to make iPhone apps
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby rufflez » Sat Jul 03, 2010 5:56 am

Does anyone know of any tutorials not done by a boston fan?... I keed. Thanks for the link.
Since its my first post:
Hello, I'm Andy
I'm an android addict
I have an app idea, but it requires very specific needs and I can't really find them...
I'm not a programmer, just a geek
Basically, if anyone can point me to a "How-To"
-take a file and place it in a specific folder on the internal memory of the phone.
-link a button to running that file.
-second button press to end process.
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby blundell » Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:31 pm

lol Andy sounds like a SoundBoard to me,

If you really want to learn Android without learning Java welcome to the deep end.

As were in the deep end and your idea has the vague promise of a soundboard here is a link to an already made project that I'm sure with your expertise you can customiseto your whim:
http://www.myandroidsoundboard.com/
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby rufflez » Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:15 am

Thanks! I promise, its not a soundboard :P, there are definitely enough of those to tickle anyone's fancy in the market already. I don't mind learning, but with 2.2 around the corner for more devices, my app will likely serve less and less people. We'll see. Its a wired tethering app for SenseUI phones like the Sprint Hero/Evo. I know the file works when I place it manually to the System/xbin folder and run it through a terminal emulator. I'm trying to make it completely fool proof for those that know even less than I (hard to imagine, but they do exist). Sorry for being such a newb... I'm a pharmacist by trade, doing this on the side as a hobby.
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby blundell » Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:30 am

i don't think you write to the android file system directory directly. its only possible programmatically from the application that you are working on. Each application is given a protected space inside the /data/data/myApp , so this way one application cannot write to another apps folder. Well i'm a little out of touch with android development at the moment so i may be wrong.


I was thinking that as well think it may be a rooted thing, but I may be wrong!

Extracted from:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2668 ... of-android
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby TobiasReaper » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:41 pm

Here's one other site that has good video tutorials.

http://www.xtensivearts.com/topics/tutorials/page/2/

Cheers.
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Re: Totally new to android and java

Postby tim_ardan » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:09 am

1. This site is just what I was looking for regarding general help and guidance from fellow Android application devs.
2. This thread lead me to some VERY good video tutorials that aleviated my frustrations.

Thank you all for both.
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