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Introduction to Programming and App Development

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What you'll learn:
  • Start designing and making your own apps
  • Work as a freelance developer or apply for app or software development positions
  • Solid understanding of fundamental concepts in programming languages
  • Specific knowledge related to designing and developing mobile apps
  • Familiarity with Android & iOS app development
  • Adequate familiarity and knowledge to be able to take off on your own, and use the web to find code snippets that suite your on-demand needs
  • Approach programming from a place of high awareness and joyful presence using short centering meditation practice


  • Introto Programming and App Design andDevelopment Series
  • Covers Android / Java and iOS / Swift
  • Partly Based on anUpper-division UndergraduateCourse atUCLA
  • 2 Sample Apps: Yoga Postures App (iOS/Android), Family Group Chat App (Android)
  • 14-Week Course (68Lectures)
  • 19+ Hours of Video Instruction
  • 400+Pages ofLectures Slides, Notes, Source Code
  • 4 Additional Weeks of Student Project:Online Q/ASupport during "Build Your Own App" Project
  • Get StartedMakingYour OwnApps for Fun, as a Freelancer, or to Become a Professional SoftwareDeveloper
  • No Prior Knowledge or Experience Necessary


This is an introduction to programming and app development class series, partlybased on an upper-division undergraduate introductoryprogramming languagescourse from the Computer Science department atUCLA.

Whether you're interested to learn making apps for fun, would like to start app development as a side-job, or even want to pick up software development as a career, this course will give you the background and practice you need to get started and take off on your own.

This is a 14-week course.We will spend8 weekson principles of computer programming. Next we'll learn things specific to designing and developingmobile apps,forboth iOS and Android, and we'llfinish the course by developing twosample apps together in both these platforms:Yoga Postures App (iOS/Android), Family Group Chat App (Android).

The course covers concepts from Functional languages, Imperative languages, and Object-Oriented languages, in the context of the following languages: Javafor Android, Swiftfor iOS. Over the course of the two sample apps, you will practice many aspects of app development, including Xcode and Android Studio IDEs, performing in themlayout, generating views programmatically, scrollviews, using Google FireBase as a database backend, asynchronous listeners/callbacks for handlingevents, database exchanges, and much more.


  • No prior knowledge orexperience in programmingis necessary and all ages are welcome
  • To be able to learn andpractice programming languages concepts, you only need a computer with internet connection
  • To be able to practice making appson your own, you will needa computer with Xcode(for iOS) or Android Studio(for Android) installed


  • Intro: Introduction to this series
  • Week 1: Orientation,Swift Primer, Functional Languages, Functions, Types, Type Inference, Type Checkers
  • Week 2: Control,Imperative Languages
  • Week 3: Recursion, Data Structures
  • Week 4: Data Structures, Optional Types
  • Week 5: Scoping, Closures, Interpreted and Compiled Languages, Static and Dynamic Typing
  • Week 6:Object Oriented Languages, Interfaces, Inheritance, Polymorphism
  • Week 7: Object Oriented Programming Topics
  • Week 8: Generics, Concurrency, Asynchronous Computation, Exceptions
  • Week 9:Java Primer
  • Week 10:App Programming Primer: Layout, Layout in iOS (Sample App 1:Yoga Postures App)
  • Week 11:App Programming Primer: Coding in iOS(Sample App1:Yoga PosturesApp)
  • Week 12:App Programming Primer: Layout in Android(Sample App1:Yoga PosturesApp)
  • Week 13:App Programming Primer: Coding in Android(Sample App1:Yoga PosturesApp)
  • Week 14: Sample App 2:Family Group Chat App (Android)
  • Outro: Final Lecture, Instructions to build your own app

Taught by

Hesam (Sam) Samimi


3.8 rating at Udemy based on 127 ratings

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