SMU has very kindly offered high school teachers in Dallas, a workshop on programming Android devices.
First thing – Android is very painful to install, especially in relation to installing Windows Phone tools.
Uses XML to layout display (same as Silverlight)
The SMU department sponsoring us provided lunch! Very nice.
So after spending half a day trying to get something to install that won’t – and looking at code, I haven’t been able to get anything to work.
My conclusion on first look:
- Probably for postAP work.
- Very difficult to set up.
- Not that easy to code.
So right now, Microsoft and the Windows Phone wins, as I can have CS I kids write code and PreAP CS kids write code and create something that works.
I really did enjoy the workshop, and hope to be able to install things at home at get them working. I’d like to try again in peace and see if I really code get PreAP CS kids able to do things.