Posted by Dan Galpin, Developer Relations Engineer
In October of 2021 we launched the ultimate unit of Android Fundamentals in Kotlin, our free, self-paced programming course that makes Android growth accessible to everybody. It teaches folks with no programming expertise the best way to construct Android apps. Alongside the best way, college students be taught the basics of programming and the fundamentals of the Kotlin programming language.
In response to suggestions from educators and learners, we have continued to iterate on our course materials, including initiatives that can help you apply learnings together with new matters that may put together college students for extra superior materials.
A deal with fundamentals
With these updates, Android Fundamentals in Kotlin now covers the important thing materials lined in Android Kotlin Fundamentals, so we will probably be sunsetting the latter course. Extra superior learners are inspired to work via the Fundamentals materials, skipping sections that they’re conversant in and shifting straight to quizzes. Specializing in fundamentals implies that intermediate and superior learners that is perhaps lacking a key idea can have what they should succeed with this materials. This additionally permits our workforce to deal with ensuring our courseware continues to characterize our most up-to-date steering. Along with courseware, we’re persevering with to offer codelabs, code samples, documentation, and video content material to serve learners in any respect ranges.
Our workforce is tough at work on the subsequent course that can train folks the best way to program Android functions utilizing Jetpack Compose. We’re trying ahead to educating Android’s fashionable toolkit for constructing native UI due to all of the ways in which it simplifies and accelerates Android UI growth.
What to do now
Taking the present course will train you the basics of app growth, serving as an ideal place to begin must you wish to discover the prevailing Jetpack Compose Studying Pathway, or soar into the upcoming Android Fundamentals with Compose course. You will have a basis which you can construct on as you proceed to discover the world of Android growth. Each variations of Android Fundamentals are deliberate to coexist, giving the choice of studying Android with both UI toolkit.
Whether or not you’ve by no means constructed an app earlier than however wish to learn the way, or simply wish to brush up on a few of our newest greatest practices, take a look at the Android Fundamentals in Kotlin course.