Android App Development for Young Adults & The Rest of us

Author : Paula Beer, Carl Simmons
Price : Rs 499.00
ISBN 13 : 9789351197621
ISBN 10 : 935119762X
Pages : 360
Type : Paperbound

Android App Development for Young Adults and The Rest of US


Hello App Inventor! Introduces young readers to the world of mobile programming. It assumes no previous experience. Featuring more than 30 invent-it-yourself projects, this book starts with basic apps and gradually builds the skills you need to bring your own ideas to life. We've provided the graphics and sounds to get you started right away and a special Learning Points feature connects the example you're following to important computing concepts you'll use in any programming language.

Section 1 Career

Getting started with a "BANG!": Don't do what everyone else does

Thinking about the future: What are your goals?

People skills: You need them more than you think

Hacking the interview

Employment options: Enumerate your choices

What kind of software developer are you?

Not all companies are equal

Climbing the corporate ladder

Being a professional

Freedom: How to quit your job

Freelancing: Going out on your own

Creating your first product

Do you want to start a startup?

Working remotely survival strategies

Fake it till you make it

Resumes are BORING-Let's fix that

Don't get religious about technology

Section 2 Marketing yourself

Marketing basics for code monkeys

Building a brand that gets you noticed

Creating a wildly successful blog

Your primary goal: Add value to others


Speaking, presenting, and training: Speak geek

Writing books and articles that attract a following

Don't be afraid to look like an idiot

Section 3 Learning 157

Learning how to learn: How to teach yourself

My 10-step process

Steps 1-6: Do these once

Steps 7-10: Repeat these

Looking for mentors: Finding your Yoda

Taking on an apprentice: Being Yoda

Teaching: Learn you want? Teach you must.

Do you need a degree or can you "wing it?"

Finding gaps in your knowledge

Section 4 Productivity

It all starts with focus

My personal productivity plan

Pomodoro Technique

My quota system: How I get way more done than I should

Holding yourself accountable

Multitasking dos and don'ts

Burnout: I've got the cure!

How you're wasting your time

The importance of having a routine

Developing habits: Brushing your code

Breaking down things: How to eat an elephant

The value of hard work and why you keep avoiding it

Any action is better than no action

Section 5 Financial

What are you going to do with your paycheck?

How to negotiate your salary

Options: Where all the fun is

Bits and bytes of real estate investing

Do you really understand your retirement plan?

The danger of debt: SSDs are expensive

Bonus: How I retired at 33

Section 6 Fitness

Why you need to hack your health

Setting your fitness criteria

Thermodynamics, calories and you

Motivation: Getting your butt out of the chair

How to gain muscle: Nerds can have bulging biceps

How to get hash-table abs

Starting RunningProgram.exe

Standing desks and other hacks

Tech gear for fitness: Geeking out

Section 7 Spirit

How the mind influences the body

Having the right mental attitude: Rebooting

Building a positive self-image: Programming your brain 408

Love and relationships: Computers can't hold your hand

My personal success book list

Facing failure head-on

Parting words

For young adults or anyone who want to have knowledge of android app development.

Paula Beer and Carl Simmons are professional educators and authors who spend most of their time training new teachers and introducing children to programming.