How to learn Android app development?
I have seen most of us asking how to learn Android programming and become a complete android developer. Here, I have tried to cover most of the important things in the Android Development that I have learned the hard way. Learning Android Development is a step by step process, so must learn it step by step. So this guide will also show how to learn android app development step by step. No one can become a complete android developer in 30 days, so it’s a journey. This guide will also show some best android development tutorials.
Develop Android apps
Tools and IDEs:
Previously we have eclipse with Android SDK bundle to develop applications.
Currently most of the companies using Official Android Studio for development.
I would suggest Android Studio as it has many internal tools to build applications fast and it will give an efficient final product.
You can download the latest Android studio from below link https://developer.android.com/studio/
Choosing which programming language(Java/Kotlin) to use:
Java is a first programming language used for developing Android applications. If you are a Java developer or if you know core java, you can start the android application development.
If you don’t know the Java programming language better start learning Kotlin. Because Kotlin is now official language for Android applications development.
Currently, we have the support of both(Java and Kotlin) languages for developing the applications.
Learning Kotlin is a big plus for future android developers. Learn Kotlin basic Syntax below https://kotlinlang.org/docs/reference/basic-syntax.html Official Kotlin documentation available for Android in below links https://kotlinlang.org/docs/reference/android-overview.html https://developer.android.com/kotlin/get-started
We have new Android Jetpack components are a collection of libraries that are individually adaptable and built to work together while taking advantage of Kotlin language features that make you more productive. Use them all or mix and match! https://developer.android.com/jetpack/
Help and suggestions
Stuck with some problem while developing the application?
Don’t worry as android is not very new we have many sources to get out of our problem. There were many official & un-official blogs and many sites
Official blog is https://android-developers.googleblog.com/. As we have many sites to get our queries resolved better go with official google blog so that we’ll never miss any latest updates, news related to Android. https://developer.android.com is the main source for official information regarding android.
Famous Q&A site for most of the platforms is https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/android