Re-Learning Android Development, Layouts

It’s been about a year since I did anything with Android Studio. Let me tell you, if you don’t use it, you lose it.

When I first started yesterday, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I mean, I could place some layouts and buttons and such, but making them do something? Hah.

So I did what any programmer does. I googled. And went to Android Development’s website and did their demo of creating an app.

And I remembered, slowly, bit by bit what it means to develop Android Apps.

Honestly, it’s like almost all development in today’s day. You have your UI Layer, where everything is organized. In Android, they have these things called “Layout Views” which let you easily layout buttons, text, etc.

So that way, when you’re setting up something (like say a grid of buttons with letters on them), you can set them up in rows of 4 columns without having to mess with a lot of css. Not that I don’t mind CSS, but it’s nice, drag and drop kind of easy.

Next up, is making those buttons…DO something.