How to Learn More on Your Own

As you continue learning Android, an important skill to have is the ability to learn on your own. You might find resources out there that feel too advanced for where you are on your journey, but we want you to become accustomed to how developers speak and share their ideas. You don’t have to understand every word, but you can skim for important ideas. Or you can google search for terms that you aren’t familiar with.

Read your first Android blogpost article

Start by reading this post on the Android Developers blog. It’s written by Google Design Advocate, Roman Nurik, who was the lead designer on the Google I/O 2014 app. Google I/O is an annual conference that Google holds for developers.

Follow official Android Development channels on social media

Aside from the blog, you can get the latest news about Android development via:

Kirill’s Favorite Resources

In addition to the official channels for Android development news, there’s a ton of content online, and a vibrant ecosystem of Android developers who are happy to share their knowledge through blog post articles, social media tips, and conference talks.

Here are some of Kirill’s favorite Android resources:

  • Styling Android blog: A blog that shows off various technical aspects of building design elements of Android apps.
  • Chris Banes’ blog: A blog that gives you a deeper look into Android support libraries.
  • Fragmented Podcast: A weekly podcast filled with Android development discussion.

You can find Kirill on G+, and check out his #pixelpushing series.

Advertisements