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How to Start Learning

This is a discussion on How to Start Learning within the Motorola Xoom Development forums, part of the Motorola Xoom Hacks category; Howdy, everyone! I would like some pointers on where to get started learning to develop for the Xoom. I'm more of a hobbyist than a ...

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    How to Start Learning

    Howdy, everyone!

    I would like some pointers on where to get started learning to develop for the Xoom. I'm more of a hobbyist than a professional, so I don't have a solid, "impressive" skillset. But I'm actually pretty handy with Flash and ActionScript CS3 so have a pretty solid understanding of programming, syntax, etc.

    Is there a beginner's book on "How to Develop Apps for the Xoom"? Intermediate to Advanced books? Or perhaps an environment similar to Flash for creating them? Does anyone know if the Adobe CS5 environment will convert to Xoom compatible (using Air or somesuch...never played with that)?

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

    ---Damian

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    I could not find any books specifically for the Xoom or Honeycomb on my search.

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    It helps if you have familiarity with Java. There are several Android ebooks in the Android market, though they are not free. Running through one of those, coupled with the 3.0 specific documentation at developer.android.com, should get you on the right track.

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    Would it be best to start with a java book?

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    If you're pretty familiar with OOP principles in general, and C/C++ syntax, you might get away with jumping right into Android. if you find yourself getting lost a lot looking through the sample code, might be best to start with Java.

    If you don't know what OOP is, you probably should start with a Java book

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    Rite on, thanks for the help. I know a little but I think a refresher may be in order. Can any one suggest a java and android book?

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    Head over to Android Forum and check out the development subforum for great tips and tutorials.

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    When i started creating apps i found that this book called Android Application Development in 24 hours from Sams teach yourself was really helpful. It teaches you how to develope apps in 24 hours for beginning developers from downloading all the right things to publishing on market

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pablo1010 View Post
    When i started creating apps i found that this book called Android Application Development in 24 hours from Sams teach yourself was really helpful. It teaches you how to develope apps in 24 hours for beginning developers from downloading all the right things to publishing on market
    Did you have a good understanding of java prior to that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steady Hawkin View Post
    Did you have a good understanding of java prior to that?
    I knew what java was but i had never onnce actually tried to use it. IMO you could not even now what android is and still use that book to create an app.


 
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