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    Question how do I test my code on a tablet?

    My questions evolve based on your response to each of them.

    One: is it possible to test code offline with one device, preferably an android tablet?

    Two: if, not, is it possible, online with just an android tablet?

    Three:if not, is it possible using the internet on my smart phone and with no internet on my tablet - and no, I can't use my smartphone as a hotspot?

    I want to test code I wrote on droid edit. An app I purchased for writing code. I'm using Java.


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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    The Android execution environment is not the same as that for PCs. Code must be specially written for the environment that it is to execute in.

    There are simulators that support the execution of Android programs on a PC. Oracle's VirtualBox for example will execute an Android virtual machine for testing Android apps on a PC.
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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    Errm.. im not 100% sure on what you are trying to do, but from what i gather, Droid Edit is just an editor. You'd need a way to complie it to bytecode. Android doesn't run the JVM bytecode either but Dalvik.

    Your questions about testing code online or offline doesn't make sense to me. Maybe i am missing something here?

    There is the scripting layer SL4A if you want to try and run scripts directly on your device. And then there is the AIDE (android ide) that apparently has some kind of compiler in it, but i haven't tried either. Whats wrong with making the programs on a computer and running them on the device - like the rest of us?

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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    Thank you, makes sense.

    To be clear, I'm not writing anything major, just very simple sentences with Java, so I don't think it would make a difference with which device I'm using but I defer to the expertise here.

    --- Update ---

    Well, I don't currently have a computer. I figured I could save money just using what I have now - a tablet, but I'm not sure anymore.

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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    I would think that the app you are using would allow you to run (test) your code.


    If not there are definitely apps out there for compiling and running java, however, they aren't as robust as what you would get on a full blown computer.

    There are some websites that will let your run code but they can be even more basic than the apps that are available.

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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    Quote Originally Posted by koder632417 View Post
    I would think that the app you are using would allow you to run (test) your code.


    If not there are definitely apps out there for compiling and running java, however, they aren't as robust as what you would get on a full blown computer.

    There are some websites that will let your run code but they can be even more basic than the apps that are available.
    Thank you for your feedback. However, I'm yet to find an app that let's me run Java code to test it out. Though I've only skimmed.

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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    The AIDE app for Android is free from Google Play Store. It will compile and execute programs on a tablet.
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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    I have an iPhone and use an app called JVM....something something. All I know is it starts with JVM. Maybe you can search for JVM instead?

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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    I have the App. It doesn't allow you to import or manipulate the text outside the lesson plan...at least not the free version.

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    Default Re: how do I test my code on a tablet?

    Use an editor to change the source.
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