Win a copy of The Journey To Enterprise Agility this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum! And see the welcome thread for 20% off.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Tim Cooke
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Paul Clapham
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Knute Snortum
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ron McLeod
  • Ganesh Patekar
  • Tim Moores
  • Pete Letkeman
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Carey Brown
  • Tim Holloway
  • Joe Ess

Which Java edition is used to build android applications?  RSS feed

Ranch Hand
Posts: 56
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I am a bit confused. There are three editions of Java. They are Standard Edition, Micro Edition and Enterprise edition. The Sun certification for micro edition is titled "Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer". The name suggests that Java ME is used for building mobile applications. But When I watched some video tutorials, I saw that they used Java Standard edition for android app development.

Please kindly tell me which edition of Java is used to build android applications. Standard edition or micro edition?
Posts: 19656
Android Eclipse IDE Linux
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Actually, it's not Java, it's Dalvik.

The difference between Java editions has to do with the set of classes that edition is based on. The actual compilable language is the same, regardless.

The Android base class library is a stripped-down clone of the Java Standard Edition classes, but it itself is not those classes. The J2SE, J2ME and J2EE classes are all Oracle/Sun products and the Android/Dalvik classes come from Google.
Saloon Keeper
Posts: 4678
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
If you're interested in certifications, there are none at this point. And if there were any, they'd come from Google, not Oracle. Are you interested in certifications or development?
Don't get me started about those stupid light bulbs.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!