Android Basics – Overview of Git and Github

Now that you have created a Basic Android Project it’s time to start using Github.

But before that what is Git and GitHub ?

Here is a Video where I talk about Git and GitHub

Github is a place (actually a website) where people manage, share and showcase there Project Source Code. Or for that matter any kind of Code or Documentation.

At its Core it uses Git.

Now what’s Git ?

Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency

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Android Basics – How to Create your first App

Enough of talking, let’s create a Simple App. I hope you have Android Studio installed. So go ahead and launch it.

You can either follow the Post below which details the Steps or View this video

Refer to the images for the below Steps.

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Android Basics – How to setup Android Development Environment

Now that you got some idea about the Android Platform, let us look at the tools and development environment Android provides.

Android provides an Integrated platform to help Create, Build, Test and Package Apps.

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Why Java ? Do I need to know Java before starting Android Development

Congratulations if you know Java !!

If not I will recommend that you learn Java basics before learning App development using Android.

Why

I will explain the reasons for the same but in short – you will be coding in Java to create Android Apps.

Reasons

You might be aware that Android framework uses Java as the Programming language.

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Planning to learn Android App Development – Why I started programming in Android

Because knowing the “Why” is quite important.

If you google for Android App development you will find millions of resources to learn from. Most of them are good and share valuable stuff.

But I think there is something missing. And that something can determine how well you learn Android to build great Apps.

What’s Missing?

That something which majority of online blogs and tutorials don’t address is the “WHY” to learn. Some of them do talk about the Android Market and the opportunities.

While some of them jump right in and start to talk about Android’s history. That might work for you but from my experience before learning any new skill it’s important to question “Why I want to learn this.. ?”.

If you can explain the WHY of things then that makes a huge difference to People’s Motivation. They understand Purpose. Process of Learning and how it should be. Make it interesting. – Elon Musk

Here is Elon Musk discussing the same WHY at Khan Academy.

http://swf.tubechop.com/tubechop.swf?vurl=vDwzmJpI4io&start=2171.64&end=2388.81&cid=7818654

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