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How to become an App Developer

Discussion in 'Android App Developers' started by markml0528, Apr 19, 2011.

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    I'm 18, currently in college, and I wanted to know what programming languages and maths would I have to learn to become at least an average but preferably proficient programmer for Android?

    Also, any other recommendations?
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    Start learning some Java.

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    Droid apps are primarily written in java with xml layouts and some python.

    As suggested, learn java. Then, once you're comfortable with the ideas of object based coding, method calls, and classes, do the tutorials that google makes available for free (also, free software). Not the app inventor tutorials, but the real ones. There's also a free dev guide that's a good resource.

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    How long would it take on average to become proficient at programming in Java, if you put about an hour per day? and were consistent with it for the most part. I'm thinking like a year or something, or does it take far longer or shorter?
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    All depends on how quickly you learn. Im going to school for computer programming. Java is tough, it not just learning java but all of the coding with it.

    And op it wouldn't hurt to learn linux also, as that is the base platform for android. I use ubuntu on my laptop and that has helped me with learning alot of coding.
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    I'm 18 myself and I'm a finance major currently and in my freshman year now. Wrote my first app in about 3 weeks with just constant googling and hard work I did know a lot about android before hand though but feel free to send me a pm with questions and I can help u get started I was exactly where u were 5 weeks ago and am starting to feel a bit comfortable with it now

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    ^^ And he's a BEAST!

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    It may not be the most traditional approach, but may I suggest to you the Corona SDK? I just finished my first android app with it...and the software is totally free until you're ready to publish.

    Let us know how it goes!
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    Hmm never even heard of that one before going to take a look at it tomorrow
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    I would start learning Python if you have moderate coding exp. Then I would make the leap to learn Java... learning Java from the get go is a bit difficult of a curve. Once you nail down some Python, switching over to Java will be much more easier to get your hands around.

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    Yea that's a good suggestion java is a bit tough and I never learned any python but I started out as a bash scripter got completely comfortable with that then went to java from there I also decompiled so many apps and all I understood how apps worked for the most part as a result of theming

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