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Hello, I joined Teamtreehouse to start my android and ios developing journey, However, I heard that Kotlin is way easier and controllable more than Java so I wanted to check it but sadly there are no Kotlin courses for beginners, So I was wondering if you guys gonna add Kotlin courses soon enough?

3 Answers

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,253 Points

Hi Jimmy.

Kotlin is still relatively new on the Android scene so most of the courses on Treehouse deal with using Java to create Android apps with Android Studio.

That being said, Treehouse does have some content for Kotlin with at least one beginner level course in there. https://teamtreehouse.com/library/q:Kotlin

So at the very least, Treehouse will give you a headstart if you want to start learning Kotlin for Android :)

Hey Jonathan.

Thank you for taking the time to respond me, I actually wanted to ignore Java for Kotlin not to start both to save more time since both lead to the same goal, Even tho there is a Kotlin course for beginners but it's just driving you into building an application so it's not like it gives you the very basics such as HTML, CSS, and others.

Anyway, I hope more courses will be added later.

Ben Deitch
Ben Deitch
Treehouse Teacher

Hey Jimmy,

If you're looking to learn solely about Kotlin, I'd try Kotlin for Java Developers. It would help to know some Java first, but it walks through things at a nice slow pace and ends up building a Solitaire game.

On the other hand, if you'd like to learn Android as well, I'd start with Build a Simple Android App with Kotlin which requires no previous Kotlin knowledge. From there, the rest of the courses will be in Java, but you should be able to follow along in Kotlin instead. Ultimately, Android works with several languages, and what's important is learning how the Android system works more so than any particular language.

Hope that helps!

What if I do not want to learn Java at all and just Kotlin for Android development. When is Treehouse going to offer a full Android track that uses Kotlin only?