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    Hi,

    I would really like to enter in programming applications for Android. I'm a software developer in VB6 and C++.
    Newbie question: where do I start? What software is there for this? What language?

    Sorry for my ignorance...

    Kind regards,

    JKepler
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    I recommend to start by having a look here : https://developers.google.com/
    Setup your computer to use Eclipse , android use Java coding

    Hope it helped a bit -_-

    Have fun!
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    I think you should first start with some Java Basics before jumping into Android. Because Android is built on Java. If you are familiar with some mobile device programming (windows phone as you are from .NET) that will be bit helpful. Understand the Android architecture, for example, Android layouts, activities, different display sizes and their densities etc. Go to Android Developer website to get started. Welcome to Android programming
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    You should start with Java studiyng first without a doubts!!!!!!
    Next step I recommend to start with these lessons: startandroid.ru/en/lessons/complete-list.html
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    I just developed my first app with Eclipse.
    The last time I coded "something" was years ago. Eclipse is easy to use but sometimes you need to "clean" the code to save the project without errors.
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    My tip would be just to Google a lot! Most of your questions are already answered and you can find even extra things you might not have thought about in the first place. Don't just copy/past but try to understand what you are doing.
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    hello all
    i am php developer and wanted to learn android. and i am using android studio is that ok? because its still in beta version.... please help...
    also suggest me some good tutorial websites for android development....

    thanks
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    I think that we will all be using Android Studio soon enough. Eclipse is charming, but it is buggy, and I won't be heartbroken to let it go.

    I still learn best from books (ebooks). If you go to the Apress website and search for "android" then you are bound to find a title that suits your current experience.

    These offerings typically include software, and you build a project during the course of the book. You then have a framework to build upon. A framework that you understand (hopefully). I'm not associated with Apress, just pointing in a direction.
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    If you have no knowledge or just a small amount of knowledge of Java, I recommend the book "Head First Java" by O'Reilly. I can't post links yet, so look it up on Google.

    For me, it was very helpful when I was learning Java. Even if you already get the basic concept of programming judging by your experience with C++, this book also teaches vocabulary, Java techniques and concepts, and that kind of good stuff.
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    Also "Thinking in Java" by Bruce Eckel is a favorite, but "Head First Java" might be a better first approach. From there you can start with the peculiarities of Android, or continue in Java with "Head First Design Patterns" if you're into it.
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    May be you can try Cocos2d-x which using C++, try Google Cococs2d-x

    It support multi platforms.

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