Maybe I can write apps...

Discussion in 'Android App Developers' started by Jehu, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Jehu

    Jehu New Member

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    I've never been too serious about programming. I've written code in C++ mostly. I have some routines that would be useful to me on a Droid tablet or phone. I still have my Visual C++.NET standard edition. What would it take to get started in Android based builds? Or am I getting in over my head?
     
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    Learn java and how to Use eclipse.

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  3. Jehu

    Jehu New Member

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    I figured Java may still be in the equation. For a language that failed for its intended purpose, it has lived a long time. Is NetBeans the best way to get SDK, libraries, etc?
     
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    It's been awhile since I used eclipse, but if I remember correctly you can set it up to pull the sdk from Google depository. Also there is an android eclipse plugin you can use that will set up your application environment for you.

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  5. Jehu

    Jehu New Member

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    Oh, I get it. I've never heard of Eclipse. That IS the SDK. Got it. Thanks.
     
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    No eclipse is the development environment. But you can set it up to pull the sdk for you.

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  7. Jehu

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    Learning Java... Progress: 0% |______________________| thanks for the help Benny.
     
  8. xksoftwaredev

    xksoftwaredev Developer Developer

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    This page can give a descent summary of some of the differences between Java and C++

    Comparison of Java and C++ - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Syntactically, both languages are similar. If you are familiar with good object oriented design, learning Java should be a cakewalk. With a strong Java background, I was able to get my first app running in a matter of a few hours.
     
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    C++ isn't like java

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    xksoftwaredev Developer Developer

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    All I said is that syntactically they are similar. It isn't a big stretch to learn Java if you were already familiar with C++. Java is a very easy program to pick up if you were already familiar with solid object oriented design.
     
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    Right .. as languages, Java seems like an extension of C++, with a few minor-to-moderate differences (like Java's lack of pointers). The main difference seems to be that in C++, object-oriented design/development was optional, but in Java it's pretty much required. You'll certainly get a LOT more out of Java if you use good OO principles.
     
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    Just installed Motodev myself, and started reading the Droid developer reference materials. Moto seems to have done a good job bundling everything with Eclipse.