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Head First Android Development: fear of the ephemeral?  RSS feed

 
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Greetings Dawn & David Griffiths. I downloaded Android Studio a while ago and started the online tutorial, but then had to prioritise finishing study for Java certification (OCP 7), and am now studying for the upgrade to 8. Perhaps your book might help me to re-start my would-be foray into Android in parallel 

Since I haven't any real experience of Android yet, I don't have a proper question about you book. However, browsing this forum just now, I've almost been scared off learning anyting new by Giovanni Montano's post in this thread: https://coderanch.com/t/680983/java/struggling-learn ; Other than Java, I've a bit of more self-taught HTML/CSS/JavaScript, and have enjoyed making small personal projects in both that and Java to automate little things for myself. So I suppose my question would be: where does Android (or even Java) stand in the constant churn of new technologies - how soon might it, and any code I might write in it, be swept away? (Of course, I realise that you can't be expected to be totally impartial, having written this book 

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E Byrne wrote:Greetings Dawn & David Griffiths. I downloaded Android Studio a while ago and started the online tutorial, but then had to prioritise finishing study for Java certification (OCP 7), and am now studying for the upgrade to 8. Perhaps your book might help me to re-start my would-be foray into Android in parallel 


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Hello,

Don't be afraid! Learning to code for Android can seem daunting at first because there are so many concepts that are beyond core Java, but if you've done OCP you have more than enough experience to learn Android development. The key thing with Android is not the APIs, but the underlying concepts. The APIs you can Google when you need them, but the underlying concepts will allow you to think the way that Android thinks.

Good luck restarting Android!

D+D
 
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Thanks David

*rolls up sleeves*
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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