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Android Build a Weather App (2015) Concurrency and Error Handling Configuring the Alert Dialog

Joannie Huang
Joannie Huang
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About look up the Android API

Hi teacher, Ben Jakuben:

In this video, I think the steps run very quickly. I want to know more about more steps while you design/build the code.

1). How do you know what kind of API you should look up? (e.g: DialogFragment). (You will inquiry the Google first? or you will look into the Android API docs to search if there is any API existed?)

2). After getting into the API, how did you know what kind of "method" can achieve what you want? (e.g. builder.setPositiveAPI can set the button..)

I would like to acquire some of experience by you because now while I was about to generate some code, I don't have an idea how to start it.



1 Answer

I'm just here to add my support to this. I think personally, it just comes from experience. I think after we're done with this course, we'll go off and make our own apps. In the course of making our own apps, things will occur where we want to do something, but have no idea how. So, we go off and search it on google, ask on stackoverflow, here, or look around in the API guides in the android developer site.