Java tutorial for beginners: Write a simple app with no previous experience


Java tutorial

Java is one of the most in-demand programming languages in the world and one of the two official programming languages used in Android development (the other being Kotlin). Developers familiar with Java are highly employable and capable of building a wide range of different apps, games, and tools. In this Java tutorial for beginners, you will take your first steps to become one such developer! We’ll go through everything you need to know to get started, and help you build your first basic app.

What is Java?

Java is an object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the

How to use a Python function call


Python function call

In the last post introducing Python, I demonstrated how to make a simple app using variables and conditional statements. In order to do anything really powerful in a given programming language though, you need to understand functions! In this post, we’ll discuss the Python function call.

What is a Python function call?

Before we look at how to call a function in Python, we first need to familiarize ourselves with the concept.

Also read: Best online Python courses

Functions are used throughout programming as a way to group certain tasks together. This becomes useful in a variety of circumstances,

What is Python? Get started with your first app!


what is python

Let’s start from the beginning: what is Python and why should you learn it?

Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages. It powers a huge number of extremely influential apps and websites, including Instagram, Google, Spotify, and Netflix. Python is also commonly used in data science and machine learning, which makes it a very “future-proof” language and one that is likely to stay in-demand for a long time.

Python powers a huge number of extremely influential apps and websites, including Instagram, Google, Spotify, and Netflix.

Despite its clear power and flexibility though, Python is also one of

Android App Development for Beginners


Android Studio

Ever wanted to be an Android developer? Perhaps you just have an idea for an app that you’d like to develop? Either way, this guide to Android development for beginners will set you on your way!

Also read: What is Python and how do you get started?

This post will explain the basics of Android development for beginners: the files you need, how to set them up, and how to launch your first project.

We’ve written tons of tutorials and guides for would-be developers here at Android Authority, so throughout this post, I’ll also provide links that you can

The best Android developer tools for getting started


Android developer tools

Android development relies on a number of different tools, whether you choose to go the “official” route or opt instead to use one of the countless other methods available.

In fact, with so many options to get started with, it can sometimes be difficult knowing which is best for you. Which tools are essential? What program do you use to start coding?

This post will break down the best Android developer tools, including the essential and the optional.

Android SDK

The first thing you’ll need to get started is the Android SDK. This is the “Software Development Kit” that

Build your smart office of tomorrow


smart office

The notion of a smart home is one that has been gradually catching on and gaining momentum. Using home automation, you can create an environment in your home that is more comfortable, more aesthetic, and even more energy-efficient. Nowhere does this make more sense than in a “smart office.”

In business, making small changes to processes and routines can potentially shave a huge amount of wasted time off your days and weeks. 

Plus, you get to feel like Tony Stark!

Now more of us are working from home, creating a smart office that automatically adapts to our needs can help

Working from home with kids: all about work life balance


Working From Home With Kids

One of the positive things to come from the current situation is that many of us are now spending more time with our families. This can have an amazing impact on work life balance. Even if you work the exact hours you used to, working from a home office means you don’t need to leave for work until 9am, and that you have no commute before you get back home. That means more time with your family! You can even enjoy eating lunch together then head straight back to work after your 30-60 minutes is up!

But that’s where things

Top 12 online tools for home office workers


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Did you know that despite being born in freshwater, genuine moray eels need to be kept in marine tanks during their adulthood? Many aquarium owners don’t know this. Even many fish stores don’t realize this and will sell those eels as freshwater fish.

And what happens? They look just fine at first. But pretty soon they start to refuse their food. Then the parasites and diseases set in. It doesn’t end well.

Right now, many office workers may be feeling the same way: plucked from their natural habitat and thrust into a home office environment! It all seemed fine until

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