More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.
Need to Learn C Programming? There’s a Thread for That
While the unofficial ethos of XDA Developers deals with the hacking and development of various handheld devices, it is also a treasure trove of information. You can find tutorials on every day things like installing ADB, brush up on your terminology, and even stuff like compiling and decompiling APK files. Whether you’re here to show off your skills or learn some skills, there’s a thread on XDA for you.
One thing devs typically run into is programming. One of the things any dev needs to learn about, be it a ROM or kernel dev or an Android app dev, are various programming languages. XDA Senior Member mhrsolanki2020 has decided to help the community out by posting a tutorial that’ll help users learn C Programming.
So far there are three chapters posted, with many more still to come. Chapter one deals mostly in the concept of C Programming and explains things like what a program is and how they work. Chapter two deals with flow charts, their symbols, what they mean, and how they work. Chapter three goes into further depth on variables and constraints in flow charts. Since any programmer knows that learning flow charts is par for the course, it’s good to get it out of the way early. Future tutorials will deal more with C Programming in terms of proper syntax and how to actually write a good application.
If you’re looking to learn a little C Programming, check out the original thread.
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