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Mihir Mittal
Mihir Mittal
3,147 Points

New to programming

I want to learn java for android development , so for getting some programming basics I have learned javascript basics . So should I continue with javascript and learn more or strt with java?

2 Answers

Andrew Winkler
Andrew Winkler
37,739 Points

Java is not similar to java script. Don't let the similar names fool you. If you want to develop apps I would first and foremost focus on java basics. You're going to need to learn basic syntax. Be forewarned, though: Java is a complex language though and would likely benefit you to start on a couple easier languages first and build your way up. I learned Ruby before I learned java and it made that transition much smoother.

Java Script really only comes into play in android apps when you're dealing with internet apps (ones that deal with JSON: Java Script Object Notation) to push and pull data from web sites. If you're really looking at only persuing java, I don't see why you couldn't do the java basics courses and immediately jump into the android development track. May be a tad uncomfortable, but if you have the drive, I'm sure you'll find a way to swim.

Ask questions if you find yourself drowning. Best wishes to ya.

I don't see why not to start with Java. I think the basics tutorials here are pretty good.