Course: Android programmingANDROID-101

The course is available on demand.

Remote training: online live with a trainer and a group. Available on demand, at time and place convenient to you, for groups of at least 3 participants.

exempt from VAT

Price: 740 EUR

refreshments included

computer station included

first minute (30+ days before) - 3%

Categories: Java, JEE, Android programming, Android

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.


2 days


  1. Necessary information about Android programming environment, compatibility issues between versions (API levels) and deploying/publishing of applications.
  2. Development kit configuration (device emulator and an actual device).
  3. The structure of an android application:
    • Activities, Intents, Services;
    • Content Provider;
    • Broadcast Receiver;
    • application context;
    • data: where and how to store which data;
  4. 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;
  5. Resources:
    • adding resource to an application;
    • drawable resources: density and resolution, scaling;
  6. Data handling
    • web services and HTTP;
    • parsing well-structured text, text-parsing API (for XML, JSON);
    • adapters (Adapter, AdapterView), GUI binding to data;
  7. Dynamic graphics – canvas:
    • SurfaceView, SurfaceHolder;
    • graphics, animations and multithreading.
  8. Using phone capabilities:
    • sound;
    • permissions, manifest;
    • accelerometer;
    • accessing local files.

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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.

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