Getting Started As an Android Developer

As I mentioned before, it is necessary to know a lot about programming in order to be an Android developer. Android programs are written in Java, a specific type known as the Dalvik virtual machine. The name Dalvik comes from the original writer, Dan Bornstein, who named it after a fishing village in Eyjafjörður, Iceland. It would be easy to write a whole book on the Dalvik virtual machine, and this has actually been done: Beginning Java Google App Engine, by Kyle Roche and Jeff Douglas (Apress, 2009). In addition to knowing Java, you are probably going to have to know some XML, as parts of the framework for Android use this markup language.

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