Category Archives: Learn to Program

Android Motivations

Over the past two months, since enrolling in Object Oriented Java, I’ve been seriously considering Android App development. We have a Mobile App Certification Program at my college. So, if you take Introduction to Programming, Object Oriented Java Programming, Mobile App Development I & II, you can qualify for a mobile apps certificate.

Since I already know Java, and have a good handle on it, it makes sense to consider it. There is also a shortage of Android developers, which might be helpful for landing that first development gig!

So, yesterday, I downloaded Android Studio, and enrolled in Udacity’s Developing Android Apps by Google.

The class is geared towards people who already know at least 1 or 2 programming languages. So, if you are like me, and know already know Java and second programming language, it’s a great way to get your feet wet, before commuting to anything.

And the best apart? It’s self-paced. And FREE!

If you are interested download Android Studio. And then proceed on to Udacity. Just follow the link to sign up.

Object Oriented Java Programming

I’m back at it with another Java programming class. I finally got around to registering for the Object Oriented Java Programming, which is the second course in the Java programming series. I really missed having other people, who I could pair with or discuss programming. I also missed the code reviews. And having a someone in the field to ask for help.

Classes began last week. We are currently learning about multi-dimensional arrays, classes, and objects.
These topics are a slight review of what was covered in the introductory course. However, since this is NOT an introductory course we are going more in depth with our programs, and projects. Either way it has been helpful for me since I have not looked and Java in forever.

But, it’s amazing what stays with you. I figured I would have lost a lot of my Java programming knowledge from having spent quite some time away from it, but that was not the case.

Anyway, if you follow me on twitter then you will have noticed I mentioned that I’m starting #100DaysOfCode.
Tonight I’m working on a accounting program. So that’s what I’ll be working on for the next couple days. I will not be able to post my code online, but I can discuss what I am learning. And will make an effort to post online everyday, either on here or twitter.