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Android Development Crash Course
Android Development Crash Course

Android Development Crash Course

Google are offering up a development course for Android, looks great for an beginner. I'm going to give it a whirl this summer I think

Link straight to course: udacity.com/cou…853

For everyone who is getting confused, the course material is being offered for free, just click that link

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Thank you, this sounds like a good idea

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stfagos

Thank you, this sounds like a good idea

You're very welcome
Edited by: "sean_cov" 16th Jul 2014

$150/month for 8 weeks, approx £175 (Looks like there is free version as well with restrictions)

Edited by: "Palwan" 16th Jul 2014

thank you!

Course is filled now, but I'm going to take a look through the courseware and have signed up for notification when they resit the course, just in case.

Do find it interesting that they provide details for Mac and Windows users, but not us Linux people. Which I find humorous, given that Google's primary desktop OS is a GNU/Linux system (well over half of their employees use Google's tailored Ubuntu OS as their desktop environment) and all of Google's internal tools are made for this Linux based system.

Edited by: "dlee1" 16th Jul 2014

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Palwan

$150/month for 8 weeks, approx £175 (Looks like there is free version as … $150/month for 8 weeks, approx £175 (Looks like there is free version as well with restrictions)

Its the course material that is free, not the tuition.

hmmm.....intresting

Any previous programming details necessary?

Details? Bloody phone...

Experience, any previous programming experience necessary?

EN1GMA

Details? Bloody phone... Experience, any previous programming experience … Details? Bloody phone... Experience, any previous programming experience necessary?



Says advanced level; you should know how to program in Java.

EN1GMA

Details? Bloody phone... Experience, any previous programming experience … Details? Bloody phone... Experience, any previous programming experience necessary?



Yes it's a requirement to be able to program java.. Luckily they also offer a free course on java programming too

Anything similar for Iphone? As part of my course I will be programming an Iphone app that I believe is object oriented.It would be handy to get a jump on the material.

Thanks

I wrote my first Android app a few months ago. Forums and blogs were be far the most educational resources I used. Writing a basic Android app is incredibly simply but understanding performance tweaks, memory management, and all the other quirks, I ditched Google's guides and sort help for the hardcore programmers on Stackoverflow.

Cheers op.

Hated java, tutor at uni completely anti microsoft and forced everyone to use eclipse which was sh*t 14 years ago and marked people down if they tried to use visual studio.

Unity much more fun to use.

coursera is another good place for free online courses, they normally have assessments that get marked through automated software and well populated discussion forums. At least for the scala and java courses I've done.

They have also done android development courses, not sure when the next ones are, but they will be listed on the site.

coursera.org/

Wooderson

Anything similar for Iphone? As part of my course I will be programming … Anything similar for Iphone? As part of my course I will be programming an Iphone app that I believe is object oriented.It would be handy to get a jump on the material.Thanks



Apple provide lots of documentation and starters for iphone app development. Have a look here: developer.apple.com/dev…ion

You can also find lots of course material from univeristy courses that cover app development in iTunes U apple.com/uk/…-u/

Cool, I mean Hot!

Not very well named. That said, it seems like just about every app on my phone has been written by someone who's taken a crash course. Possibly the PhD in some instances.

claicham

Apple provide lots of documentation and starters for iphone app … Apple provide lots of documentation and starters for iphone app development. Have a look here: https://developer.apple.com/devcenter/ios/index.actionYou can also find lots of course material from univeristy courses that cover app development in iTunes U https://www.apple.com/uk/education/ipad/itunes-u/




Thanks that is just what I was looking for.

TBH courses like this are a little out of date, unless you're planning on using the Android SDK and Java from scratch which, let's face it, not all that many Android developers do these days. New developers are better off going for some of the codeless development tools available.

I have 25+ years' software development experience and I use Unity for all my dev work these days. Needs some coding but it's cross-platform and doesn't take a lot of tweaking to get your projects working on Android.

Unity is free, by the way.

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