Google Makes Android Developer Courses Available Publicly

Posted on December 5, 2018 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Dev, Google with 4 Comments

Google this week announced that it has released its previously-private and in-person Android developer courses to the public online.

“The Google Developers Training team recently published an updated version of our Android Developer Fundamentals course as a series of Google codelabs,” Google’s Jocelyn Becker explains. “Our Android courses were originally intended as classroom-based courses. However, we found that many people work through the courses on their own, outside of formal teaching programs. So, when we updated the Android Developer Fundamentals course, in addition to supporting classroom-based learning, we made the material available as a sequential series of codelabs.”

Google’s Android courses debuted at Google I/O in 2015 as onsite tutorials for the developers attending the show. But because they were so popular, the firm decided to make them available more broadly.

There are two courses available, Android Developer Fundamentals and Advanced Android. Both have been thoroughly updated since their last appearance at Google I/O, and both help developers use Android Studio and the latest technologies to create Android apps.

Google is also making teaching materials available for both courses so that instructors can use them in their own in-person classrooms. You can download the teaching materials for Android Fundamentals and Advanced Android now.

You can learn more about Google’s Android developer courses on the Android Developers website.

 

Join the discussion!

BECOME A THURROTT MEMBER:

Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Become a Thurrott Premium or Basic User to participate

Register
Comments (4)

4 responses to “Google Makes Android Developer Courses Available Publicly”

  1. ecumenical

    Very cool, thanks for the tip Paul!

  2. locust infested orchard inc

    Great, now even more people can create apps for the lacklustre, uninspiring, data-harvesting, privacy-invasive Blandroid.

    • raptor

      In reply to locust infested orchard inc:

      I'd rather use Android apps then WinShat apps. Is it any wonder the new apps for windows are all viruses, malware and ransomware.

      • locust infested orchard inc

        In reply to raptor:

        Blandroid apps are filled with ads with the opportunity for malicious stuff creeping within, not to mention the malware targeting the Blandroid platform because Adoogle couldn't give two hoots for security.


        Furthermore, let me correct you, for Windows software applications (don't diss Win32 by calling the compiled code as "apps") do not harbour "viruses, malware and ransomware" as you incorrectly state, unlike Blandroid apps that do.


        You're yet another AdSheeple.

Leave a Reply