Training participants will learn how to create applications for Android phones (which will work on tablets and other Android devices without problems). The training materials covers not only purely technical matters, like useful tools and necessary libraries, but also delivers well-tested programming and design habits which make Android programs lean, fast and highly usable.
- Necessary information about Android programming environment, compatibility issues between versions (API levels) and deploying/publishing of applications.
- Development kit configuration (device emulator and an actual device).
- The structure of an android application:
- Activities, Intents, Services;
- Content Provider;
- Broadcast Receiver;
- application context;
- data: where and how to store which data;
- Creating UI:
- object-oriented GUI architecture: View, Group, Layout, Widget;
- Dynamic GUI rendering;
- GUI as a static resource;
- events and event handling;
- options and context menu;
- adding resource to an application;
- drawable resources: density and resolution, scaling;
- Data handling
- web services and HTTP;
- parsing well-structured text, text-parsing API (for XML, JSON);
- adapters (Adapter, AdapterView), GUI binding to data;
- Dynamic graphics – canvas:
- SurfaceView, SurfaceHolder;
- graphics, animations and multithreading.
- Using phone capabilities:
- permissions, manifest;
- accessing local files.
Audience and prerequisites
The training is designed for programmers who already know Java. For those who do not, we offer a prep course in Java, J-PRE-ANDROID, or, alternatively, the complete Java Programmer course – those who prefer to learn Java on their own can use the newest edition of Bruce Eckel’s book Thinking in Java.
Course participants receive completion certificates signed by ALX.
- Java programmer
- Android Developer (complete course)
- Learning Java and Programming
- Java 8 for programmers
- Web application programming using Java Servlet and JSP
- Web application programming using JSF
- Spring, Hibernate and Spring MVC
- Business components development with EJB 3.1 and JPA 2 (Java EE6)
- Business components development with Spring and Hibernate
- Java Enterprise Web Development with Spring 3 and JavaServer Faces 2
- Glassfish, PrimeFaces. Building Applications for the Java Enterprise Edition 6
- RichFaces: Building Applications for the Java Enterprise Edition 6, featuring JBoss and Seam
- IceFaces. Enterprise web applications
- XML Processing in Java
- Java - Preparation for Android 101
- Android programming (advanced)
- Android 101 and 201
- Games in Android - OpenGL ES 2.0 - Libgdx
- Java-less Android Development. Apache Cordova Project (formerly PhoneGap)