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Developers Corner => Programming => Topic started by: solid.fox on June 05, 2012, 11:17:10 PM

Title: Getting Started in Programming
Post by: solid.fox on June 05, 2012, 11:17:10 PM
I should be starting college in the end of august. I will be developing video games, and so I intend to develop my own games for android and eventually consoles. Any suggestions for a good learning program, instructional project, ,etc?
Title: Re: Getting Started in Programming
Post by: OurFriendIrony on June 06, 2012, 06:58:37 AM
Hey, I'm in a similar boat! I'm teaching myself Java atm

The base language of android is Java, with a little XML thrown in to make the layout design easier. Paul suggested that i check out the Oracle Java tutorials after I finished the text book I'm reading through (almost there!).
There is also android specific tutorials that I've had a look through, which are worth a read

As for projects, I'm not sure about that. My text book has projects to work through and I guess the 2 tutorials below will probably test you to some degree with little projects.

GOOD LUCK !

Oracle Java tutorials : http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/index.html (http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/index.html)
Android Tutorials: http://developer.android.com/training/index.html (http://developer.android.com/training/index.html)
Title: Re: Getting Started in Programming
Post by: solid.fox on June 06, 2012, 08:21:13 AM
Thanks Irony will do
Title: Re: Getting Started in Programming
Post by: solid.fox on June 07, 2012, 02:26:06 PM
I downloaded UDK Beta and intend to begin developing freelance video games for consoles as soon as I can. Im stoked to be using the same engine thats pushing gears of war 3
Title: Re: Getting Started in Programming
Post by: TFreestone on January 24, 2013, 05:21:09 PM
I too am a beginner, know almost nothing really, but i have found that this site: http://www.javaprogrammingforums.com/android-development/
is really helpful