| ||Ask HN: Should I start with Android for mobile development?|
13 points by orionblastar on Jan 7, 2014 | hide | past | web | favorite | 10 comments |
|I'm mid-40s. Most of my work was in Visual BASIC and ASP. I've been out of work since 2002. Ended up on disability. I want to get back into the game. Should I start out with Android for learning mobile development?|
My reasons for wanting to develop for Android is that there are options to run Android on a PC or inside of Windows. (I'd like to run Android inside of GNU/Linux) I think that allows me to test and debug my apps better, plus I think that to become an android developer doesn't cost that much money as Apple's Developer's tax. (I got an old Macbook Duo-Core 2 that runs 10.7 that I share with my son, can't afford a newer one yet) Given my Visual BASIC background what would be the best way to learn Android programming? I used to know Java but let my skills slip over the years due to being sick and in hospitals, I can relearn it and I assume it has evolved over the years.
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