Shane Blackburn

02/10/2019, 2:00 PM
Hey all! My name is Shane and I am very new to programming. Over the past month or so I have been learning Swift/Xcode for iOS development (it seemed like the simpler route to go for a complete beginner). But at heart I'm still an Android guy. Wondering if there are any good Kotlin tutorials or resources where I can learn Kotlin and then Android without prior Java knowledge. I plan to learn Kotlin/Android to get started and then learn Java as I need to to read old code bases for a job, etc. Thanks!
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Abdul Kadir

02/11/2019, 9:20 AM
Udacity has an amazing Kotlin bootcamp for programmers that will get you to speed!

Shane Blackburn

02/11/2019, 10:29 AM
Thank you! Is it free or is it part of the nanodegree. Also do I need to have any Java experience before starting it?

Oya Canli

02/11/2019, 11:19 PM
@Shane Blackburn Udacity's Kotlin Bootcamp for Developers and Coursera's Kotlin for Java Developers(prepared by JetBrains) are courses targeting people who already know java. Mostly, people learn first java and then kotlin. I don't know if there are kotlin courses targeting complete beginners to programming. 🤔 In fact I believe it is possible to learn Kotlin without prior java knowledge. But since Kotlin is new and java is still dominant in the literature.. I think it still makes sense to learn some java first. (Not necessarily master it)