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Learning Android

Video Description

Ready to launch your dream app on Android? In this video course, Java consultant Ken Kousen walks you through the Android Studio wizard for creating a new app. You’ll learn the basics in developing for Android devices, and where to find the tools and technologies you need. The Android Developer website offers dashboards, version numbers, and market distributions. You’ll also find design guidelines, a review of available tutorials, and API docs.

With this video, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use the basic XML layout and activity class generated by the Android Studio wizard
  • Work with the default multi-project Gradle build files
  • Create and configure an emulator, using the AVD Manager
  • Increase functionality by changing themes and adding widgets
  • Understand Android’s activity lifecycle by charting callback methods associated with activities
  • Learn how to save and restore state variables in activities
  • Add alternative layouts by using qualifiers on the "res" directory
  • Learn about internal and external storage for managing persistent data
  • Use the SQLite database available to every Android application
  • Access a RESTful Web Service to deal with asynchronous tasks

Ken Kousen, president of Kousen IT, Inc., is a technical trainer, mentor, and consultant in all areas related to Java, specializing in Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, and Grails. He is the author of Making Java Groovy (Manning) and the upcoming O’Reilly book, Gradle for Android.