3 Mistakes Beginners Make When First Learning Java and Android Development

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When first learning programming in java it can be hard to grasp the java programming basics needed to become a competent coder.

I get it.

I was (and still am) a beginner to coding and I struggled heavily in the beginning to make progress.

Eventually, I stuck through the process and learned Java basics in 1 month and Android development in 2 months with a program called Team Treehouse…

…but I made a lot of mistakes along the way.

This post will be about the 3 biggest mistakes I made when first learning to code and how you can avoid them.

Here are the 3 most common mistakes that beginners make when they are first learning Java and Android Development:

1.) Neglecting Existing Libraries

As a beginner to coding, you should use all the resources available to you…

A library, in programming terms, is a collection of code that is often consolidated to perform a very specific task.

These are basically “done-for-you” programs that perform tasks to solve problems

Libraries are often open-source (open and free to the world to reproduce, modify, and distribute)

So, the biggest point about libraries is that they offer existing and proven solutions to problems/challenges coders face.

This can be relating to handling images, network communications in an app….anything.

Why solve a problem that has already been solved and tested by thousands of people?

Here’s what’s great about libraries:

-They are easy to implement
-They solve problems effectively
-They save you the time and struggle of making a weak solution to an already-solved problem
-On top of not using libraries, beginners to programming are often found…

2.) Not Using Cheap/Free Resources

Learning to code doesn’t have to be expensive…
While I personally don’t recommend using only free resources to learn coding, it can be very beneficial to learn programming from free sources

Things like:

YouTube Videos
Free Programming Online Courses
Local Classes
There are thousands of free resources online that you can use.

Information these days can be found anywhere online and it’s your job to go out there and access that knowledge.

Although I can say that paying for courses has these advantages:

-You get quality instruction that is comprehensive
-You get premium support and access to forums as member of most online code schools
-All the information you need is in one place
-You get much more depth into your respective topic

I personally have been a member of Team Treehouse for years and I don’t regret a dime I’ve spent.

Finally, the most common (and damaging) things that new coders neglect are…

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21 thoughts on “3 Mistakes Beginners Make When First Learning Java and Android Development”

  1. All I could find was a 7 day trial WITH card upfront, and then it's about $199/mo. Please check if that is right, you might wanna update your videos for accuracy. Great content! <3

  2. Great advise bro..thanks..wow..I'm really surprised on how most people are being so rude and shit!! If anyone has a positive thing to say, then please go ahead and say it, otherwise don't bother..

  3. Do I need to go get an Android device if I learn Java and want to develop a Android app? What is the most common phone or tablet people have in developing countries? I want to learn Swift who has taken Swift courses on TeamTreehouse? If I have an idea for an app when the instructors or students help in the treehouse premium subscription

  4. about the libraries if they are open source, can we trust them? How does we know that there is not a virus insede a library? Sorry about the question but I am a beginner on this. Thanks.

  5. Lovely video content! Apologies for butting in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you tried – Chiveard Creating Empire Framework (do a search on google)? It is an awesome exclusive product for learning how to create and develop your own android app minus the normal expense. Ive heard some decent things about it and my GF at last got cool results with it.

  6. How did you get permission to use the TeamTreehouse.com logo on your Youtube channel? I'm pretty sure that's a copyright infringement.

    great i learned java back in 2014 but never code for developing apps but wanna do please tell me how to get started at this point. I am currently completing my btech computer science so i think i would ve good learn app development but seriously have no idea where to start u mo i just don't want to lost and failure
    Though nice video ,

  8. Biggest mistake by amateur wannabe YouTube star: Sub-par, camera-mic audio quality on
    a video. Step it up, son. You're a programmer — can't you afford a decent microphone?

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  9. Beautiful explanation sir…& can you please tell me the name of the code school webiste that you mentioned in your video ?

  10. i started java a week ago, i am confused whether i should learn android or web development …please suggest something

  11. Sorry, this video cropped so weird. Those black lines keep happening to videos I've recently exported..ugh. Anyway, my site looks much better than this video 😉


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