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Programming is becoming an essential part of nearly every industry known to man, the way it helps to organize and maintain large systems is not possible to compare to anything else, and so more and more people begin their journey.
You can learn coding both from interactive platforms, and also from books – whichever you find most appropriate and easy to learn from. But, sometimes that’s not good enough, and we want to practice new things. Coding is a lot about creativity, your ability to come up with new and interesting ideas; but sometimes, due to the large amount of time spent tackling common problems, we forget about creativity. I’m not quite sure whether that is the reason coding challenges were made, but they certainly help with the part where you need to think of your own stuff to program.
Learning something new is scary.
Getting Started - Before we can run a simple Hello World App we need to install the programming environment.
We will run Hello World on the Android Emulator (which runs very slowly) and on the phone (which is super fast). The best resource for developing Android apps is Android Developers. We will use developers as a source for material for parts of this course. Get the Android SDK The Android SDK provides you the API libraries and developer tools necessary to build, test, and debug apps for Android. The ADT Bundle includes everything you need: Eclipse + ADT pluginAndroid SDK ToolsAndroid Platform-toolsAndroid platformAndroid emulator Click on Get Android SDK ADT Bundle to get started. The default download is for Mac OS X but you will find ADT Bundles for Windows and Linux under download for other platforms. Install the SDK and Eclipse IDE Unzip the file adt-bundle-mac-86_64.zip (assuming Mac OS X is the target) and save it to a new directory (e.g., development).
Select a workspace.