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Should I switch to Java?

Hey folks, I am leaning toward android design but I am in the middle of the front end developer track which I want to continue, however my concern is starting the android track and Java while still learning java-script? I feel like it could get hairy trying to keep them separate in the ol' noggin. any suggestions??

2 Answers

Java is a good language, in my opinion, to introduce anyone to object-oriented programming. I enjoyed learning Java as my first language because it made learning other languages such as C# and C++ easier because the syntax is very similar.

I'd recommend learning a little about Java if anything.

If you want to focus on Android then I would recommend working on Java. Javascript and Java are not related nor very similar and both have very different domains in terms of use. Moreover, Java can have a harder learning curve then Javascript. If you want to work with Android, then understanding Java is essential and learning Java should be your primary focus.