Background: I am familiar with C# also Winforms - also did some programming there. Also familiar with Java. (Also bit of HTML)
Now,I wanted to decide which to learn Android development or ASP.NET MVC.
But your advice would be very valuable since I can't learn the two at the same time. Given my background which of them needs less commitment? Which requires less effort? In which there is less information to process? (I am asking like this because I have some other commitments at this stage too).
nb: Also I was but hesitant initially whether I liked web development (never tried though) - that is why I thought about Android because it resembles more desktop development I believe, due to API usage etc; and I know I like C# and Java should be fine too.
I would really appreciate your input. Because in my country the direction I am currently working in is not very demanded (C embedded, and bit of C++).
which of them needs less commitment?Which requires less effort? In which there is less information to process?
Learning always requires commitment, and both technologies have their own, so you will require to commit yourself to learn each one, even though languages have evolved and simplified a lot of things (like memory management) you are still required to commit your self to the learning curve. Both technologies have a lot of information to process.
But now giving you an answer, if you're already a .NET developer, the right path is to continue doing .NET development, will be easier, since you already have the basics.
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sum up: I am familiar with C#. Did some Winforms. Familiar with Java too. Was not sure if I liked web development (though I never tried).
ps I know both need commitment just let's say if ASP.NET MVC was 10 times less in terms of new information (assuming I already know C#) I might first have gone to learn ASP.NET MVC etc. that is why I asked
Everything has a learning time and it's applicable for each one of us. Although, Android development cannot be closely related to C# Winform desktop development but certainly as per your experience, ASP.NET MVC may not be an option unless you have a pretty good understanding and knowledge in web development (like ASP.NET Webforms).
Based on your experience and also with your familiarity in Java, looks like your should focus on Android. That's being said, the mobile development also requires some time to learn in terms of presentation, the life cycle etc. But it should be fine.
Yes as I said, your experience suits the best for Mobile Development. As you mentioned that you do have some iOS Experience, you are a perfect candidate for Mobile App Development You should be able easily pick up Android as it's based on Java language, your C# experience should help in easily code. What I would suggest is, you can go through the basics of Android and have a good hands on experience. Android Studio is what you need to go and not the Eclipse IDE.
There's a pretty good Android Tutorials posted in CodeProject too. Feel free to have a look into, download code and understand the same.
I Agree with Gonzoox, learning any programming language & technology is not that easy and requires dedication and commitment.
To start with; the way you develop winform application a bit different than building a web application, both have different life cycles which has to be understood also android also has its own life cycle. So its not only the programming language that you have to learn but also underlying techniques that needs to be understood.
If you not much interested in web development, you can go for Android.comparing both these technologies are not proper, but largely Android can be learnt bit faster becuase in ASP.Net MVC you will also have to learn Razor, HTML development, ADO.Net or Entity Framework etc....
But whatever you wish to learn will require time, patience & dedication.
I'm trying to study and learn android programming. I noticed that even though android programming is slightly java based, Java apps do not work on android devices. This led me to believe that there is something perculiar about android devices or android programming that does not accept purely Java apps. My question is Why is it so? and also what is it about android devices that reject java apps. i hope you all understand my point
What I see is that the application contains at least two activities.. One to load the list, and other to load the definitions.
You can, create an activity to load the data from the database, and then for each of the item in database create a list item in the list view. You can set the click listener for each of the list item, which would start the new activity.
The new activity can be passed with the value (word) to load the definition of, from the database.
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