UX Design for Mobile Developers
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24 points • driscoll42
Coursera, Udacity, Udemy Android Courses, which to take?
I'm a fairly experienced developer, working mostly with SQL, Python, and R, but let's just call my Java knowledge zero. I want to get into developing some Android apps on the side for fun and to expand my skillset. However there seems to be a neverending supply of courses, books, videos, etc... to learn Android and I don't know which one to start with. Three below that caught my eye I'm considering starting with:
Coursera - Mobile Cloud Computing with Android Specialization: This sequence of courses examines mobile cloud computing on the Android platform, starting with user-facing applications, through the middleware and services running on Android devices, all the way to integration with network-accessible cloud services. -- Would not get the certificate, but just take the courses
Udemy - Learn Android Lollipop Development. Create Java Android Apps: You will obtain the skills to build progressively more complex Apps using Android Lollipop: you will start off by building basic apps, and progress to more complex apps showcasing the more advanced features of Android. The apps you create include a calculate, youtube video player, Flick Image search and display app, database drive Friends app, a note keep application that uses Google drive and Dropbox, a game, and more. -- I already bought this one for $10 once, it looks pretty well done and is constantly updating.
Udacity - Android Development for Beginners, Developing Android Apps, Advanced Android App Development, Android Design for Developers, Android Ubiquitous Computing, Google Play Services, Gradle for Android and Java, Android Performance, UX Design for Mobile Developers: Google's official courses for teaching Android development
I rather enjoy a course style learning, I have taken several Coursera courses before and loved them. Particularly I enjoy a text with supplementary videos, not videos with supplementary text as many courses are.
Anyways, does anyone have much experience with these (I realize most of the edX one's are new)? Any recommendations? I doubt I need to take all three sets of courses but ideally there's a more or less "best" one.
0 points • balls_draper
If you don't have a macbook, and are doing UX design on a PC, that's totally fine as long as you have a good box, arrow, circle maker tool. However, I think many designers on here would comment that a 2015 refurbished macbook pro and some design software (Sketch, Adobe XD, Figma) will go a long way to upping your proficiency. You could use the leftover cash to sign up for a course. The ones coming from Udacity are really forward looking, and have lots of coding integration that you may prefer as a CS major.