Becoming a successful Android developer isn't always easy, but app makers on Twitter say that a partnership between Google and General Assembly could offer a better way of starting out.
General Assembly, a startup in the design and education space, said it would begin offering an intensive "boot camp" style course for $13,000, based on principles outlined by Google.
As you might expect, Twitter was one of the vehicles where the 12-week program was first announced to the mobile app community:
Some of the early reactions were positive, albeit brief:
...while others had more specific praise:
A brilliant initiative by Google and General Assembly. I hope this helps to reduce the stigma around boot camps: https://t.co/BdlixXrzpM— Dominic Moylett (@djmylt) October 22, 2015
Some mobile app experts suggested that the course could help fill a growing hole in the market for talent:
"The difficulty of finding Android developers is a recurring theme among our network of employers."... https://t.co/4X6L7iuMQl— Simon Judge (@SimonJudge) October 22, 2015
And while financing options are available, the only major next step might be convincing prospective developers to hand over the cash:
Is it just me or does paying $13K to learn how to code Android apps sound exorbitant? https://t.co/I1DUkDz1Pq— Sean Ludwig (@seanludwig) October 22, 2015