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From Web Development to Android Development

Posted by: admin June 15, 2020 Leave a comment


I have pretty good skills in PHP , Mysql and Javascript for a junior developer. If I wanted to try my hand as Android Development do you think I might find it tough ?

Also what new languages would I need to learn ?

If any one could provide links to a beginners guide or something similar that would be much appreciated


How to&Answers:

You’ll need to learn Java.

Personally I think you should just try it. Google gives you a very good guide for your first steps: http://developer.android.com/guide/index.html

It’s very easy to get first results.


Programming for Android is done in Java. If you’re never done Java, I wouldn’t recommend you start with Android just yet.

If I were you, I’d learn Java first, and then move on to Android. All you need is a basic understanding of the language though, for which you can find millions of tutorials on the web (Sun tutorials, etc). I also think getting an actual book is always worth it. It’ll save you lots of time searching for stuff on the Internet. You can get used Java books for a buck on half.com.

Once that is done, then moving to Android should be much easier. For one, you’ll know what is part of Java and what is part of the Android framework, and if later you need to do something in pure Java, you won’t be looking for Android framework classes or idioms.

For Android, the first step would be to do the Hello World tutorial, and then the Notepad tutorial.

After that, lots of code snippets can be found under Sample code.

I also highly recommend this website, which provides lots of tutorials.


Programming for Android is done in java. Well, it actually gets compiled to Dalvik bytecode, but the syntax is essentially java.
Anytime you pick up something new, there will probably be something that you find tough, but if you know javascript and php, you should be able to get the hang of java fairly fast.


I say – go and subscribe to Mark’s Murphy commonsware.com (I’m not affiliated with that site but that’s how I learn a lot of my Android). It’s really-really good! And as mentioned in previous answers you have to learn some Java


I think you need to learn JQuery Android Api for web development