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Android

Peter Kim
Peter Kim
426 Points

Should I take the entire Java track before starting the Android track?

On the android track, it recommends taking only -Java Basics -Java Objects -Java Arrays However, I noted that there was an entire Java track with a lot more courses. Could anyone with experience in the android track tell me if they took only those 3 courses and felt conformable enough to tackle on the android tracks or if taking the entire Java track was helpful? Thanks in advance.

Prior Experience: Took an Intro to CompSci course using Python at Uni.

1 Answer

You don't need the entire Java track. The Android courses will introduce you to a lot of Java concepts in the process of creating an Android app, but in a context and with frameworks that are more relevant to Android. For example the Java course "Local Development Environment" explains how to use an IDE to create a Java program, but there's a similar course in the Android track. "Build a JavaFX application" teaches you how to use Java to build a desktop app, which isn't going to help you build an Android app.

At some later point you'll also see some additional Java courses included in the Android Intermediate and Advanced track, but otherwise nothing else is necessary. If you're curious, of course, feel free to explore Java more.

Peter Kim
Peter Kim
426 Points

Thank you for the detailed response!