Android programming course for beginners
The Linux Foundation has launched Android programming courses for beginners. The authors of the course tried so that it was possible to learn development skills for this platform in a couple of hours.
The software interfaces for Android are open, superbly documented and extremely easy to use. And it’s very cool to write a program that you can immediately run on your phone. However, you don’t even need a phone here, because Android is the same Linux, and you can check the program in the emulator on your Linux computer.
So far, only the first of two parts of the introductory course has been published. It tells about the use of the development environment, the basics of creating Android applications, about the Android API, and as an example shows a simple application with a timer.
Students are expected to have an initial understanding of Java, XML, and programming principles.