Google offers a free course on mobile application development on Android

Google has released Android Basics on Kotlin, a program for beginning developers that teaches them how to create Android applications.

Kotlin has become one of the fastest growing languages ​​on GitHub, in part thanks to Google prioritizing Kotlin for Android development.

Now, with the 70% of the 1,000 top Android apps written in Kotlin, Google wants more beginners to learn the modern programming language.

“The course teaches Kotlin, a modern programming language that developers love for its conciseness and how it increases productivity”

said Kat Kuan, developer advocate on the Android team . 

“Learning to code for the first time can be intimidating, but it is possible to learn without technical training”.

“The goal is to expose you to the tools and resources used by professional Android developers. With practical practice, learn the basics of programming”

added Kuan.

The Android Basics in Kotlin course provides students with step-by-step instructions on how to use Google's Android Studio IDE and tips on how to run it on an Android device.

Kuan promises that at the end of the course, students will have completed a collection of Android applications to include in a portfolio.

Students must answer a quiz at the end of each “camino” within a course and then earn a badge if they pass the test.

While the course does not require development experience, Students are expected to have basic computer skills and basic math skills.

Actuallyonly Unity is available 1 of the course of 5 units . Unit 1 consists of 20 activities in four ‘ways’, including creating your first Android app and adding a button to an app.  

This course is based on the basic Android curriculum, which is also aimed at beginners, but it was launched in 2016, before Google supported Kotlin for Android.

Source: ZDNET

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