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By -x]Trunks[x-, Senior Member on 5th May 2012, 03:14 PM
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So I've done some minor things in the past but now that I have the Evo 3D all these great roms are inspiring me to take my knowledge of the android further.

when you were on the road to being a developer did you start of with mods/tweaks, themes, apps, screwing around with the contents of the rom, building/editing kernels, etc etc?

I really want to get serious about this
 
 
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5th May 2012, 03:19 PM |#2  
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Well if you want to be a developer...

First learn C++, C, then Java. Learn about the Android/linux system structure etc. etc.

From then on I assume it's just practice and editing. Maybe getting into mods/tweaks, and then actually building kernels/roms...
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5th May 2012, 03:27 PM |#3  
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Well if you want to be a developer...

First learn C++, C, then Java. Learn about the Android/linux system structure etc. etc.

From then on I assume it's just practice and editing. Maybe getting into mods/tweaks, and then actually building kernels/roms...

I already know Java, do you think I should learn C++ anyway?

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5th May 2012, 03:31 PM |#4  
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I already know Java, do you think I should learn C++ anyway?

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If you're developing apps, all you need to know is Java.

If you want to do kernel things (not sure about ROM) then you'll def need to know C. (i dont think c++ is used in the kernels but it's nice to know anyway)
5th May 2012, 04:21 PM |#5  
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If you're developing apps, all you need to know is Java.

If you want to do kernel things (not sure about ROM) then you'll def need to know C. (i dont think c++ is used in the kernels but it's nice to know anyway)

I'm going to have to learn C++ sooner or later anyway. I've wanted to try my hand at app development but I haven't found the time or the inspiration. I just don't know what's worth making.
5th May 2012, 04:30 PM |#6  
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Originally Posted by -x]Trunks[x-

So I've done some minor things in the past but now that I have the Evo 3D all these great roms are inspiring me to take my knowledge of the android further.

when you were on the road to being a developer did you start of with mods/tweaks, themes, apps, screwing around with the contents of the rom, building/editing kernels, etc etc?

I really want to get serious about this

Start with whatever is OUT of your comfort zone, so you're not just reinforcing what you already know. It will expand your general knowledge and increase niches where you and your efforts can be applied.
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Start with whatever is OUT of your comfort zone, so you're not just reinforcing what you already know. It will expand your general knowledge and increase niches where you and your efforts can be applied.

^^ some really good advice for almost everything software/computer related
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