Jumping to the Android bandwagon is not an easy jump and for some reason it seems harder than it actually is. Developing for Android poses a number of additional issues that you nearly never face for other “stricter” platforms such as iOS and Windows Phone. At the same time, I don’t even think that the “freedom” of the Android world is a real benefit for the majority of developers.
Fact is, at some point you may face the need of writing Android apps. When it happens you then need to learn the basics of the programming model as well as the tools and frameworks that are either required or helpful. You may be pleased to know that JetBrains and Tuts+ managed to bring (me to bring) you a FREE (yes, free) course of Android programming just designed for the busy developer.
Busy means you “need” but hardly “have” the time to learn it step by step. So we created a learning path that doesn’t magically turn you into a guru; likewise, it won’t make you able to fork the Android OS or create drivers for it. However, if all you need is an app that does most of things that 80% of the apps out there do (things like data binding, remote data download, a bit of UI, preferences, menu, input forms, dialogs, page navigation) then your money (just kidding, it’s FREE) is well spent 🙂 The course includes about 3 hours of content and illustrates examples in the context of IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition–the free IDE that Google’s Android Studio is based on.
Get “Android for the Busy Developer” today!