By Ankush Singla

While schools and colleges around the world have shutter down classrooms to limit the coronavirus outbreak, college authorities and educators around the globe have partially moved their classes online. The popularity of video-focused mediums and online coding boot camps signal the beginning of a larger generational shift led by Generation Z who make up the majority of today's college students.

Comprehending the fresh approach of the technology industry, the new-age generation is closely evaluating the best career options for their future. The supply and demand of technological space is amplifying, two courses Android Development with Kotlin and Advanced Front-End Web Development with React are picking up popularity among students.

Understanding the changing dynamics of the industry, students are realising the power of technology and devices. Hence, the reason they are moving ahead to the new-age courses which will help them in transforming technology as it is seen before.

React is the framework most developers want to learn as it is an open-source library and has numerous followers and users all over the world. Many developers, globally, keep proposing new features to the library and fix all kinds of bugs. Currently, the library's popularity is turning manifolds among the developers. On the other hand, Kotlin is a general-purpose programming language, that can be applied in a variety of spheres. It is used for cross-platform mobile, Android, JavaScript and server-side development.

Both Kotlin and JavaScript can be used in the same spheres, including server, client, web and Android developments. The main advantage of Kotlin in Android development is the compatibility with JDK 6, which means that developers can develop solutions for older devices. Other reasons why many Android developers turned to Kotlin include high performance, interoperability, tiny runtime library and fast compilation.

The Android Development course covers the Android components, tools and technologies like multi-screen Navigation, Android Studio, Intents, Fragments, Widgets, Layout, Ionic and more to build modern applications. It will further enable students to use architectural techniques to build user-friendly and interactive applications. Whereas, the Front-End Web Development with React course will help them learn about React library, Redux and modern JavaScript to build powerful and fast React applications from the ground up using Webpack, Babel, Redux and more. It will further train them in designing basic web pages, creating user-friendly website pages and styling and animations for the web pages and to make you an expert front-end web developer. Big companies such as Netflix, Apple, Airbnb, Instagram, Pinterest and many others are regular users of React JS, making this framework the technology of the future.

Both the courses will have informative lectures alongside mini and major projects that can help the students to put optimum use of theoretical knowledge. These courses have been designed keeping the revolutionising skillset in mind and offering the best curriculum to stay at par with the industry demand to make the students more self-dependent. Developers looking to add new skills to their repertoire should pay close attention to the most recent upticks in skills demand with these courses.

The author is Co-founder, Coding Ninjas

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