Android app development for complete beginners

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Android Studio

Learning Android app development may seem like a daunting task, but it can open up a huge world of possibilities. You could create the next “hit app” that changes the way we work or interact with each other. Maybe you’ll develop a tool that you can use yourself to improve your workflow. Or perhaps you’ll just gain a new skill that lands you a great job!

Also read: Making an app with no programming experience: What are your options?

Whatever the case, learning Android app development might not be as tough as you think, as long as you understand what

Android 11 Beta for developers

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Android 11 beta for developers

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After a brief delay, Android 11 Beta is now available. You can grab it here.

This means it’s well and truly “go time” for developers who need to ensure that their apps are in tip-top shape to support the new operating system before the full roll-out. And with this update coming hot off the heels of Android Studio 4.0, the new Google Play Console beta, and Google Play Asset delivery, it looks as though we’re going to have

So what do you need to know? What’s new from the previous developer previews? As

Android game development for beginners

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Android game development

Android game development is a dream job for many people and an exciting hobby for others. The games industry is booming and has been outperforming the film industry for years now. In 2019, the combined industry grew 3% over the previous year, generating a whopping $120.1 billion. The largest share of that pie belonged to mobile games, which generated $64.4 billion!

So whether you’re interested in making money as an indie developer, landing a job at a game development studio, or just creating games for the love of it, there is a big audience out there that is excited

10 best icon packs for Android (by developer)

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Mingo best icon packs for Android
Icon packs are on of the most popular methods of customization. Most mainstream third party launchers support them and they provide a cheap and unique way to customize your device. Plus, there are literally hundreds upon hundreds to choose from. When we first thought about doing this list, we thought about doing individual icon packs. Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), there simply too many good ones out there.

We decided instead to list developers of icon packs rather than individual icon packs. This isn’t like most app genres where you get ten or 15 good ones and then the quality dips

Getting started with the Motion Editor – Android Studio 4

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Android Studio Motion Editor

Android Studio 4.0 represents a rather large update for the IDE and offers a lot for devs to get stuck into. Perhaps the most exciting new feature is the “Motion Editor.” This feature is designed to help developers create more attractive, animated layouts. This can significantly improve the UI of any app, and now it’s considerably less fiddly to do!

Also read: An introduction to Jetpack Compose for quick Android UI designs

The basics

Previously, in order to animate a layout, you had to manually modify XML. This new editor makes the process a lot easier by generating that code

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

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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

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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!

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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

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