This course is an introduction to programming and app development class series, partly based on an upper-division undergraduate introductory programming language course from the Computer Science department at UCLA.
Whether you're interested to learn to make apps for fun, would like to start app development as a side-job, or even want to pick up software development as a career, this course will give you the background and practice you need to get started and take off on your own.
This is a 14-week course. We will spend eight weeks on the principles of computer programming. Next, we'll learn things specific to designing and developing mobile apps for both iOS and Android, and we'll finish the course by developing two sample apps together in both these platforms: Yoga Postures App (iOS/Android), Family Group Chat App (Android).
The course covers concepts from Functional languages, Imperative languages, and Object-Oriented languages, in the context of the following languages: Java for Android, Swift for iOS. Over the course of the two sample apps, you will practice many aspects of app development, including Xcode and Android Studio IDEs, performing in them layout, generating views programmatically, scroll views, using Google FireBase as a database backend, asynchronous listeners/callbacks for handling events, database exchanges, and much more.
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