Where to start

Discussion in 'Forum Discussion' started by chacham, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. chacham

    chacham Member

    From the forum list i did not see a place to ask beginner questions for B4X, just the individual B4i/J/A. I would think there would be a B4X forum with sub-forums: General, Beginners, Compiling for other platforms. Don't you hate it when newbies offer their advice?

    I'm looking to code for the Android. Java has a long learning curve, so i was looking for advice about how much java to learn before learning the Android specifically. Not sure why i couldn't find any good guides on something so simple, but i did chance upon this place. Being basic-esque, being one language for android, ios, and the mac, is intriguing. If only to work out the idea. Being free on windows and mac is what got me to download it and be willing to try.

    Is it worthwhile to try coding this on windows and the mac (b4j), and then just move it to the android (b4a)? I'm just beginning and am look for good pointers and advice while i trial this software. It looks promising, and i'm hoping its not too good to be true.

    Also, is there basic* b4x documentation? Or just tutorials.
    * no pun intended.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2015
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

  3. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    We make no distinctions between users because a new B4X user may already have many years experience in programming. Even someone with almost no experience can have a very valid point on a subject or question.
    As for the B4X itself... start with Klaus beginers manual... you'll soon find out that every other statement of praise done to B4X was in fact... an understatement
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015
  4. chacham

    chacham Member

    I downloaded B4x to play with and see if it clicks with me. Being free makes it really easy, and i have the option of trying it here (Windows) and at home (Mac). B4A has a cost, so i would get that at a later stage. When i'm certain this is the way i want to go.

    Does the beginner's guide for Android apply to B4J as well?
     
  5. chacham

    chacham Member

    I am sorry. I read your comment twice but i do not understand what you are trying to say. I am a programmer with many years experience.
     
  6. chacham

    chacham Member

    The B4A Beginner's Guide does not translate very well into B4J. I guessed most of the designer parts, as they are not too hard to find.

    So far, i followed the guide to create the form in Scene Builder. Saving and closing the builder shows the .fxml file name in the Designer list. But, generate members does nothing and running it shows a blank form, not the one just created. Is there any beginner guides specifically for B4J?
     
  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Please start a new thread for this in the B4J questions forum.
     
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