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Tips and suggestions for an Android beginner

Does anybody have any tips or comments for an android newbie?

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Start following the courses, and before you begin my suggestion would be to try the courses with "Android Studio" rather than eclipse. I'm using it now and its been in a pretty good shape.

There is a short course on "Android Studio" by our awesome instructor Ben on "Android Tools". I would suggest you try that. But when he recorded the video, the software wasn't up to date that much as it is now. So on the Tools course track, avoid the video titled "Should you use Android Studio".

Happy Coding!

Ben Jakuben had a good post a few days ago about Android app design if you haven't seen it yet.


How long does it usually take to learn Java?

IS it hard to develop on a mac?

Learn Java..and it takes awhile to learn. IMHO, you really need a good foundation in OOP, either with C# or preferably Java, to be able to really understand what is going on with Android. As a language on its own, Android in my observation is MORE difficult than Java itself. It's better to learn Java first than to get frustrated with Android and work backwards.