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College students experiment


I have a proposal/question for you.

I am a first year college student computer science major, and i have no java script experience. i have taken a C++ course but by no means am a master coder.
I am taking a digital media course and i proposed to the instructor that i make an android app for his class that simply has a UI with buttons that links to class videos hosted on youtube.

MY question is if I buy a java script book and read is it possible to make this simple app withen the two months of class we have?
i cannot pay for any pro user support but i am very willing to try this experiment. But before i bite off more than i can chew and promise something to this instructor only to fail and thus fail the class. I wanted to ask people in the know.

I worked on a summer internship that used Titanium to create an app for their chemistry department. I helped with the mock wire-frame and some other non code elements and this is how I got interested in titanium.

Am i right in my thinking that simply linking to videos would be a relatively simple app or am I sounding like a complete idiot student with no background in coding even using a keyboard?

any feedback is welcome

— asked September 16th 2010 by Luke Haviland

6 Answers

  • Hi!

    I've learned JS on the fly.

    My first language was the PHP, but as a amateur webdeveloper, I've seen that I need JS, so I started with jQuery.

    Javascript, jQuery and PHP are very close each other, and C++ is the same.

    I never buyed any book , never read any tutorial. I've learned from reading code and trying to do changes.

    With Titanium, it's a new challenge, but, with Kitchen Sink, you can have every part of code you need. Copy & Paste every time, try until you succes!

    That's the hard way, but the best for learning and personnal satisfaction!

    — answered September 16th 2010 by Ivan Mathy
  • Hi Luke
    How much JS do you know?

    It's not hard, but not very easy.
    If you are willing to learn Titanium I could help you a bit :)

    — answered September 16th 2010 by Dan Tamas
  • Not sure what happened there. Kept getting an error page.

    — answered September 16th 2010 by Colton Arabsky
  • I know PHP, HTML, CSS, Ruby, C++, a bit of C#, Lua, and Java. I am 17, in my senior year, and I have never taken or attended a computer/programming class in the last 4 years. I have never bought any books, any resources, and have never spent over $10 on my programming, but have cashed in hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.

    You don't need books. I learnt Java (And every other language I said above) the same way Ivan did below. I looked at code (For Java, jQuery and Titanium KitchenSink) and made changes/added things.

    — answered September 16th 2010 by Colton Arabsky
  • I have zero JS knowledge.I get paid tomorrow and am gokng to buy a java book and take on this project.

    The class is supposed to be an easy A editing videos and other easy digital media but I would rather challenge myself and learn something new that would help me further .
    Tamas iany help you could give would be awesome
    Thanks for offering

    And thanks for the replies

    — answered September 16th 2010 by Luke Haviland
  • Luke, don't buy a JAVA book, but a JAVASCRIPT one. But don't buy a book at all.
    The internet it's the best book you could have, like Ivan said.

    — answered September 17th 2010 by Dan Tamas
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