Android is a java based environment. This is nice for new developers as Java is widely accepted as a much easier language to get started in than C++, which is the norm for mobile development. Google has also done an excellent job with documenting the API and providing examples to use. There is an example to show functionality for almost 100% of the API, called API Demos. If you’re familiar with Java and have already used Eclipse, getting your first app working should be fairly simple. If you’ve never coded anything in your life before, you will have a lot to absorb as you move forward, but don’t get discouraged.