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Is java needed

I am an objective-c programmer and i want to learn android app development so do i need to learn java before taking this course or can i get along with this course

3 Answers

Matthew Francis
Matthew Francis
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Android uses java to function; so yes.

Currently Java is the primary language for android programming. And it is recommended that you should know the basic java syntax and OOP programming concepts in Java before proceeding with Android programming. Given that you have knowledge of objective C it should not be much difficult for you to understand java. And as someone who started android with very little knowledge of Java, I can tell you from personal experience that it is best to learn as much Java as you can before diving into Android.

It depends on IDE whether Java is need or Not. If You intend to develop an android app using Android Studio, Then Yes, You need to learn Java. If you choose other IDE , For Example - Intel XDK which uses HTML , CSS , Javascript. You can also develop using C, C++ , C#, Ruby, Python depending upon the IDE.