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Looking for some encouragement.
Forgive me for being off-kilter here as I know generally the forum is to be used for learning. I suppose I am hoping to find some words of encouragement, guidance, or a means to keep moving forward with Android development.
I’ve now taken every Android course offered here on Treehouse as well and all but one of the Java courses. I feel I have learned enough that when following along with a course I can shake my head in agreeance and what is being taught ‘makes sense’ in the moment. However I think maybe it is lost on me. When left to my own devices I am unsure what to do. I think this is a lot to do with my work, they know I am very junior in Android development but I am also the only Android developer and they are assigning me tasks like creating an entire SIP app, or to create a video chat app using RTP (think skype) that interfaces with GStreamer. Both of which are immensely grand-scale apps, with a butt-ton of emphasis on the backend.
The backend of apps and NDK compiling are all things only lightly touched on in my time here with Treehouse. Keep in mind the other part of the problem is my only gasping the concepts of Android development and Java development in a low enough lever that I understand what the Treehouse instructors are saying, but not enough to do them on my own.
I’ve completed everything in either track (nearly) so I don’t know how or where to go to get myself from this very basic level of understanding to something more. The level of things being thrown my direction are still very beyond me and trying to study those concepts leaves me feeling like I am missing some sort of intermediate level learning something between where I am and what is being thrown at me.
Also the meetings 3+ times a week where I’ve got to lower my head and inform the VP that I have (yet again) made little to no progress on these apps he wants done yesterday.
As I said just a rant, maybe looking for some encouragement.