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?
- Web developers looking to get into mobile
- Programmers who haven't programmed in Java
- Aspiring Android developers
- Anyone with a good idea and the drive to create it
- Welcome Video02:37
- Why Android Studio?04:46
- The Best Tools To Develop Your App02:54
- Getting the most out of this course1 page
- Say Goodbye to "Hello World"00:47
- From Applications to code02:03
- Files, Packages, Classes, Methods03:04
- Syntax Symbols06:49
- Method Signatures07:50
- Data Types, Variables08:02
- What does a "code detective" do?5 questions
- Visualizing Java4 pages
- Memory Lockers01:54
- Introduction to Computer Memory06:18
- Computer Memory: Primitives03:25
- Computer Memory: References And Null03:52
- Android Studio: Out Of The Box03:37
- Android Studio: First Look09:00
- APP DEMO: Bartalk and Android Studio Setup Instructions3 pages
- APP DEMO: Delta Bookshelf1 page
- Objects and "new"02:57
- Constructors and Allocation03:18
- Garbage Collection and "null"02:58
- Operators and Assignments: bitwise and unary05:39
- The "return" statement02:25
- The if Statement02:07
- The "for" loop02:46
- Nested for loops02:46
- The "while" loop02:46
- The "break" and "continue" statements02:29
- The "switch" statement02:28
- Compiling and Debugging05:54
- What's first, next, now, later: Interpreting control flow statements04:06
- Stack Versus Heap02:59
- Control Flow Visual Aids8 pages
- CHALLENGE: Pangrams!1 page
- CODE ALONG: Pangrams!10:10
- Encapsulation and Thisness04:51
- Scope and Accessibility Keywords10:21
- Setters, Getters and Autogeneration03:21
- Inheritance, Polymorphism, "@Overide" and "super"06:54
- The "static" and "final" keywords06:07
- Using Enhanced for loops (for each loops) In Collections03:25
- Objects Visual Aids2 pages
- CHALLENGE: Make A Comedian Robot1 page
- CODE ALONG: Make A Comedian Robot17:45
- All These Powerful Tools!03:09
- Abstract Classes03:09
- Callbacks With Interfaces02:53
- CHALLENGE: Making the Switch2 pages
- CODE ALONG: Making the Switch22:30
- APP CHALLENGE: Update the Pet Adoption App1 page
- CODE ALONG: Update the Pet Adoption App13:56
- The Super 6: Mobile Design Principles06:41
- XML Basics06:42
- Introduction to Layouts03:15
- Linear Layouts05:40
- Relative Layouts05:34
- Margins and Padding02:12
- Gravity and Layout Gravity02:34
- Adding Images03:57
- Event Listeners Using Anonymous Classes04:39
- CHALLENGE: Change the Button1 page
- CHALLENGE: Make a Full Android UI1 page
- CODE ALONG: Make a Full Android UI30:13
- Activities and Intent Basics03:57
- The Activity Lifecycle07:48
- APP DEMO: Activity Lifecycle Watcher1 page
- CHALLENGE: Switching Activities1 page
- CODE ALONG: Switching Activities07:26
- Passing Data With Intents08:33
- CHALLENGE: Data Mover1 page
- CODE ALONG: Data Mover21:36
- Intent Filters and Implicit Intents06:35
- CHALLENGE: Harnessing The Android App Ecosystem1 page
- CODE ALONG: Harnessing The Android App Ecosystem24:33
- Introduction To Listviews02:36
- List View Visual Aid1 page
- Basic Listviews05:02
- CHALLENGE: Build a Basic ListView1 page
- CODE ALONG: Build a Basic ListView04:34
- Listviews With Custom Adapters08:56
- CHALLENGE: Build a Custom ListView1 page
- CODE ALONG: Build a Custom ListView20:14
- Using The Holder Pattern and View Tags11:37
- CHALLENGE:Build Professionally Smooth ListViews1 page
- CODE ALONG: Build Professionally Smooth Listviews21:37
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.