New course! A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Coding in Kotlin

Learn to code for Android app development in Mammoth Interactive’s latest course. A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide to Coding in Kotlin is perfect for beginner coders or anyone wanting to learn Java’s replacement language.

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Kotlin is the brand-new programming language for Android app development that is taking Java by storm. Join programming expert Nimish Narang in this course on the basics of Kotlin. Nimish has extensive experience teaching app development as an instructor at Mammoth Interactive. Start learning to code today in this Number 1 course on Kotlin.

Is this course for me?

This course is devoted to Kotlin’s language basics and comparing the syntax to Java. We target beginners and cover core topics in depth. If you’re an intermediate or advanced coder, you can watch the videos at a faster speed using the Speed tool. We encourage you to follow along with the coding as we show you Kotlin’s unique syntax.

What Will I Learn?

1. The major concepts involved with variables, basic types of variables, more advanced types, Kotlin’s new syntax for variables, and how we can use variables differently in Kotlin than you may have already seen in other programming languages.

2. Collection types, which Kotlin allows us to customize. We’ll begin by looking at the simple collection types and then look at more advanced ones.

3. Control flow. Kotlin has some new statements not found in Java. Kotlin also provides the brand-new ability to turn control flow statements into expressions, which is a powerful capability that has a lot of potential. We will look at the basics and syntax, always relating back to real-life examples.

4. Functions, which have significant syntax differences in Kotlin. Beginners will learn how to use functions, and more advanced developers will benefit from the introduction to Kotlin’s new syntax.

5. Classes, objects, and other structures available in Kotlin.

Why Should I Learn Kotlin?

Kotlin is an innovative programming language for app development. You don’t have to use Java to make Android apps anymore! With Kotlin, you can write concise and powerful code. Kotlin is awesome because it is compatible with existing Java-based technologies.

Throughout the course, we will compare Kotlin and Java. Java is a popular programming language that many developers use to create content for the Web. Kotlin is a lot more syntactically flexible than Java. This allows you to have more fine control over how you write code to accomplish the tasks you want. You can insert an aspect of personality into code and write it how you want it to be read. It’s easy to incorporate Kotlin into existing projects and applications.

What are the requirements?

  • A working computer onto which you can install Kotlin and Android Studio
  • Java coding skills are helpful but not required

Take this course to learn how to code apps faster in an emerging programming language. Enroll today to join the Mammoth community.

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Looks like we’ll all be coders soon.

Everyone is worried about losing their job to machines. You may have heard of the robots that replaced burger flippers in California. But are all of our jobs really at risk?

While some jobs will be lost to Artificial Intelligence (AI), others will be created by it. A statistics evaluation published last month from the United States Department of Labor ranked software developers on the projected “Occupations with the most job growth” for 2024. The employment count of software developers in the US is predicted to increase by 18.8%. The median annual wage in 2016 for this occupation was $100,080.

Evidently, it’s looking good for people studying software development. As FastCompany says, coding is coming to every industry you can think of. There’s even a management agency for coding talent.

But you don’t need to join a coding agency to be a coder. Odds are, as technology progresses, you’ll have to incorporate coding as part of your job.

Luckily, learning to code doesn’t mean you have to go back to university for 4 years. Online learning makes programming easy to learn from home. As we embrace that we’ll have to learn new skills to keep up with technology, we’ll be able to work with innovation rather than against it to make life more stable and efficient. 👍

You’re invited! Come to our SpriteKit webinar.

Do you want to make 2D games for Apple products? Join master programmer Nimish Narang for a 1-hour webinar on how to navigate the SpriteKit framework. Register here for just 10 dollars.

Why SpriteKit?

SpriteKit is THE framework for making 2D games for Apple products. It’s free! You can make cool games, from super simple to more complex, in SpriteKit. SpriteKit provides support for cool special effects and physics. It’s a fun interface to express your creativity. Before you know it, you could see a game you built in SpriteKit in the App Store!

Here’s what we’ll do:

– Learn the basics of scenes, nodes, actions, and physics bodies in Xcode’s game engine
– Put all the concepts together to make the simple version of a classic game for iOS

But wait, there’s MORE! If you enroll in this webinar, you’ll get 2 FREE courses from Mammoth Interactive. First, you’ll get our NEW Introduction to SpriteKit course, where you learn how to build 3 games in SpriteKit. Second, you’ll get our 77-hour course on how to build virtual reality games with Blender and Unity3D!

Have fun, and learn something new. Reserve your spot today for just 10 dollars.

Being a coder isn’t just about coding.

We’re excited to announce our new Kickstarter: Complete Guide to Self-Promotion for Techies and Startups. We need your help to make a course that teaches coders soft skills. ‘Soft skills’ include teamwork, communication and management skills.

If you want to start your own coding business, there’s much more to it than the technical aspects of the job.

We want to teach coders how to stand out in the tech industry and successfully start their own business. Even if you don’t want to make your own company, this course will teach you skills that will make you invaluable wherever you work.

We’ve identified 6 key topics that can strengthen the core of your coding business:

  • The psychology of entrepreneurship
  • Fusing soft skills and software development
  • The code of human interaction
  • The art of persuasion
  • Expanding creativity
  • Mastering team dynamics

We don’t believe in hypotheticals.

Our course will provide you with practical examples of issues you’ll face in the coding industry. We based our curriculum on proven psychological methods and on our experiences in the coding industry.

If you take this course, you will become part of a community of students supported by us. You’ll go from talented coder to business champion. Visit our Kickstarter’s page to get involved.

 

THE Habit of Highly Effective Coders

A good coder is good because they code.

“I never took a day off in my twenties,” says Bill Gates. “Not one.”

The number 1 way to get better at anything is to practice. It doesn’t matter if you do it wrong. As long as you do it.

Suppose you want to improve your typing speed. Typing fast and not worrying about making mistakes is the best way to improve your average speed over time. (Rather than being careful to spell everything correctly and take your time.)

At first, you’ll make tons of mistakes while typing at faster than your comfortable speed. But over time, you’ll make fewer mistakes. You have to push past your comfort level in order to raise it.

Making mistakes is the #1 way to learn.

Instead of copying and pasting, write code out yourself. Though it may be harder, understanding what you’re doing is how you truly learn. 

The tech field changes constantly. Technology innovates faster and faster day by day. The truth is, to be a developer, you have to keep learning. You can’t just get a degree in computer science and expect to use what you learned and nothing else for the rest of your life.

You have to be willing to continue to expand your skill set.

Lucky for you, that’s good for your brain. Your mind (and resume) will thank you for it.

New coding languages become the rage every year, and they’re all competing for the top spot. Just like you as a developer.

The greats didn’t become great overnight. Everyone was a beginner once. You can have some natural talent, sure, but you can’t expect to become great over that alone. Success takes work.

And don’t worry, there are tons of resources that make it easy for you to keep up with the newest releases and what’s in demand in the field. (Such as Mammoth Interactive’s courses).