N/APosted on - 04/05/2015
I am new in computer programming. My professor suggested to use Java as our first step. We need to study about Java and how to create android programs or apps. Can you provide me step by step on how to download this language? How to install it? Is it for free? What are the system requirements to run this functionally? Does require database to make it work? Do I need to install third party software or any other programs to make it work? Please help me I need to start coding immediately.
Creating a program using Eclipse and Android Add-Ons
Java is an open-source language with extremely powerful features that is implemented into Android. It’s based on Linux, and developed by Java. So, creating Android apps require Java.
As it’s open source, you can get it on your system completely free. Google also provides all the necessary tools for developing Android apps.
First of all, download and install JDK (Java Development Kit). It comes with JRE (Java Runtime Environment) by default. Get JDK. You can learn Java from here.
Next, it’s time to setup Android Studio, the official Android IDE. Get Android Studio.
You can get detailed tutorial for developing Android apps here.
After developing your app, it’s necessary to test it whether it runs perfect or not. For testing, if you have any Android-enabled smartphone, it’s the best to use the phone or if possible, retrieve one. Android Studio also comes with an emulator inside it, you can test there as well.
Your app can be published via your own website, providing your customers the direct APK file or publish your app in Google Play Store where registering as a developer takes one-time payment of $25.