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
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
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
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.