Time to start brushing up on my Java skills

I finally just recently broke down and got myself an Android phone. I’d been putting it off because I really couldn’t justify the expense (given that I’ve been paying something like $99 a year for my TracFone for the last 10 years or so, paying four or five times that every year wasn’t exactly appealing). I never used my phone for anything other than emergencies, and most of the time, it was shut off anyway. I figured it would be the same if I got myself a smartphone, so why waste the money?

And then I found out that Virgin Mobile had Androids for $25 a month, unlimited texting, unlimited data, etc… so I caved. As it turns out, having a mini computer everywhere I go is pretty sweet.

But more to the point, it got me thinking that maybe I ought to be looking into App development. It’s certainly a useful skill these days. So with any luck, my summer will consist of me going through a quick Java refresher and then on to my first Android app. To that end, I picked up a copy of The Android Developer’s Cookbook by James Steele… which if nothing else should give me some basic working examples to learn from.

Wish me luck. 🙂

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Nikki Blight – Web/PHP Developer