Become an Android Developer from Scratch
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Do you want to build applications for the most popular operating system in the world?
Do you want the opportunity to put your apps on over 1 billion devices?
"Become An Android Developer From Scratch” is designed to be the best first step to launching your career as an Android Developer. Whether you've never programmed before or are coming to mobile development for the first time, if you're truly inspired to learn Android Development, this is where you need to start.
This course has been in development for over two years, continuously perfected through research and testing in training bootcamps throughout the US. It represents a collaboration between a professional educator with over 20 years of experience in helping people learn and a professional mobile developer who has helped companies like Sony, Verizon, and nVidia build stunning mobile applications.
Starting with how the Java programming language works and progressing all the way to advanced Android concepts, you will get expertly produced instruction, visually descriptive explanations of deep concepts, screencasts that talk you through not just the “how” but also the “why,” and code challenges to test yourself and mark your progress.
Here’s what students are saying:
“Very clean and well done. Covers everything that you need to know for getting started whether you know how to code starting out or not. If you are at a loss trying to start making android apps this is the course for you.”
“I like this course, this would transform any normal person to a full fledged android developer.”
“This one is, by far, the most comprehensive, easy-to-follow, and genuinely well put together one of the bunch.”
“Inspirational! - got me over the hump (complete android beginner)”
Why it’s working...
One of the things we're most excited to offer with this course is access to the inner workings of the mind of a professional mobile developer. Throughout the course you will be able to listen in as our Learning Scientist teases apart all the thoughts that run through a professional mobile developer’s mind as he’s writing the code you will learn to create. It’s like sitting down in a movie with the writer, director, and lead actor. But in this case, it’s all in support of your transformation from novice to professional.
You will build several applications throughout the course, and the starting point for each project (as well as solutions to each challenge) will be available for download. You will also get all the visuals and info-graphics used throughout the course for reference and study.
"Become An Android Developer From Scratch" will give you a new, richer perspective on how mobile devices work. After you’ve completed this rigorous, challenging, and super fun course, you will be able to create your own apps, deploy to the Google Play store, and even interview for a job anywhere in the world.
The real value...
The most important thing you will get from completing this course is the confidence to say “I’m an Android Developer!” You’ll be able to interact with other students and professionals in the Android community with pride and self-assuredness. You’ll also become an independent learner, able to discern where to go for information and how to continue advancing your skills.
No course is going to make you into an expert. It’s up to you to challenge yourself and find your path to making the apps you dream about. Become an Android Developer from Scratch is the best place to begin. Are you ready to get started?
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Desktop, iOS and Android.
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Why Android Studio?
The Best Tools To Develop Your App
Getting the most out of this course
|Section 1: Reading Java: Find the clues in the code (WEEK 1A)|
Say Goodbye to "Hello World"
From Applications to code
Files, Packages, Classes, Methods
Data Types, Variables
What does a "code detective" do?
|Section 2: Computer Memory: Think like your machine (WEEK 1B)|
Introduction to Computer Memory
Computer Memory: Primitives
Computer Memory: References And Null
Android Studio: Out Of The Box
Android Studio: First Look
APP DEMO: Bartalk and Android Studio Setup Instructions
APP DEMO: Delta Bookshelf
|Section 3: Data Structures And Collections: Know your stuff (WEEK 2)|
Objects and "new"
Constructors and Allocation
Garbage Collection and "null"
|Section 4: Control Flow: Stop time and direct traffic (WEEK 3)|
Operators and Assignments: bitwise and unary
The "return" statement
The if Statement
The "for" loop
Nested for loops
The "while" loop
The "break" and "continue" statements
The "switch" statement
Compiling and Debugging
What's first, next, now, later: Interpreting control flow statements
Stack Versus Heap
Control Flow Visual Aids
CODE ALONG: Pangrams!
|Section 5: Object Orientation: Recycle code (WEEK 4)|
Encapsulation and Thisness
Scope and Accessibility Keywords
Setters, Getters and Autogeneration
Inheritance, Polymorphism, "@Overide" and "super"
The "static" and "final" keywords
Using Enhanced for loops (for each loops) In Collections
Objects Visual Aids
CHALLENGE: Make A Comedian Robot
CODE ALONG: Make A Comedian Robot
|Section 6: Data Manipulation: Write independent, dependable code (WEEK 5)|
All These Powerful Tools!
Callbacks With Interfaces
CHALLENGE: Making the Switch
CODE ALONG: Making the Switch
APP CHALLENGE: Update the Pet Adoption App
CODE ALONG: Update the Pet Adoption App
|Section 7: Android UI: Know your user (WEEK 6)|
The Super 6: Mobile Design Principles
Introduction to Layouts
Margins and Padding
Gravity and Layout Gravity
Event Listeners Using Anonymous Classes
CHALLENGE: Change the Button
CHALLENGE: Make a Full Android UI
CODE ALONG: Make a Full Android UI
|Section 8: Activities and Intents: Know your Android OS (WEEK 7A)|
Activities and Intent Basics
The Activity Lifecycle
APP DEMO: Activity Lifecycle Watcher
CHALLENGE: Switching Activities
CODE ALONG: Switching Activities
Passing Data With Intents
CHALLENGE: Data Mover
CODE ALONG: Data Mover
Intent Filters and Implicit Intents
CHALLENGE: Harnessing The Android App Ecosystem
CODE ALONG: Harnessing The Android App Ecosystem
|Section 9: Listviews: Get your scroll on! (WEEK 7B)|
Introduction To Listviews
List View Visual Aid
CHALLENGE: Build a Basic ListView
CODE ALONG: Build a Basic ListView
Listviews With Custom Adapters
CHALLENGE: Build a Custom ListView
Adam Lupu has been a professional educator for the past 20 years. He's taught, tutored, and coached over 1000 students, and he holds degrees in Physics and Literature as well as a Masters in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. He has spent the last 4 years studying how people learn to code and develop applications and now he's putting his research into practice with online courses in mobile development and code literacy on Udemy.
Adam was crafting apps before apps were a thing. He's been a professional programmer for over 15 years and prior to his current adventures, Adam worked in the San Francisco tech scene for several years on a few little apps you might have heard of, including Shazam and Music ID. He crafted the world's first video streaming app store with nVidia and Verizon, and he's one of the most biggest fans of mobile devices you'll ever meet.