Hello, World or should I say Hello, Android


I actually opened my Android book and skimmed through some pages (stuff I have already done to set it up) and I opened up the IDE (Eclipse) but have not actually done anything. Getting started is typically the hardest part and I've done that by opening the book and opening the IDE. Tomorrow I plan on actually getting a good part of it read. Getting through these two books is one of my deployment goals. The first book I am using is "Hello, Android" by Ed Burnette. By the end of this book, I should have an understanding of how to do a lot of things with the Android. I can't wait until I get to the database part because I LOVE databases.

If you are looking for a way to get started, google has free resources. I found it a little hard to follow. It seemed that on one page it told you that you needed to do this first, but on the other page, it told you that you had to do that before you could do this. I eventually figured it all out. I have my first "Hello, Android" app done.

Typically, the first "Hello, World" is the hardest part of learning a new language. Not that Android is a new language, but it follows the same learning process. Android uses java, which I had to learn for my core IT classes at RIT.

Anyway, tomorrow is Friday and I'm allowed to stay up late (I give myself permission since I don't have to wake up early the next day). I typically program better at night, especially around midnight, but most days I can't stay up that late.