Android Development Training

The employees of the vogella GmbH company have been helping their customers to develop Android applications for more than 8 years.
Take advantage of this expertise and get this online training.

  • Topic: Android Development
  • Language: English
  • Fee first year: €200.00 excl. VAT
  • Each following year: €40.00 excl. VAT
  • Content:
  • Features:
    • >500 pages of script
    • 52 hands-on exercises
    • continuous updates
    • one year course access
    • reduced price all following years

Why this training?

Overview

  • done_allGet access to comprehensive and coordinated exercises.
  • done_allReport problems with the exercises via the integrated issue tracker and our experts will solve them within a short time.
  • done_allLearn how to professionally develop Android applications with the latest APIs.
  • done_allGet access to an extensive script with around 500 pages, which examines every aspect of Android programming.
  • done_allContinuous updates of the training material are always available.
  • done_allStrength and deep the learned knowledge through the development of a comprehensive training example.
  • done_allCompared to the vogella.com tutorials the training is guided, you find more material and you can ask questions regarding the material to the vogella employees.

Learning Portal

Which topics are covered?

Agenda

Android Architecture

  • System architecture and Android Components
  • Important configuration files

Building user interfaces development

  • Views and Layouts
  • View interaction
  • Component lifecyle

Component communication via Intents

  • Intents and intent filter
  • Android component integration via intents

Using Gradle as the Android build system

  • What is Gradle?
  • Running a headless build
  • Defining dependencies
  • Extending the build system

Using Libraries

  • Using Java and Android libraries
  • Using the support library
  • Targeting Android 2.x with compatibility libraries

Multi-screen and multi-pane development

  • Screen sizes and densities
  • Resource selectors
  • Multi-pane layouts with fragments
  • Designing layouts for tablets and phones

Using the toolbar

  • User interaction concepts
  • Defining and using actions
  • Using the Toolbar

Displaying lists and grids

  • Using RecylerView and ListView
  • Performance optimization tips

Styling and Themes

  • Using existing styles and themes
  • Creating own themes
  • Material design

Security

  • Android security concept
  • Using and defining permissions

Asynchronous processing in Android

  • Multitasking in Android
  • Using Handler for message communication
  • Using AsyncTask

Network Communication

  • Accessing the Internet
  • Processing JSON and XML
  • Efficient image downloading with external libraries
  • Optimizing network access with libaries like OkHttp, GSon, Moshi
  • Accessing REST based webservices with Retrofit

File based persistence

  • Preferences
  • File and Access restrictions
  • Permissions

Database persistence with ORM and Room

  • Using the SQLite database
  • Using the Room library for simple and fast persistence

Services

  • Using Android system services
  • Defining local services
  • Communicating with services
  • Outlook: Definition cross component communication

Event processing via broadcast receiver

  • Androids event system
  • Registering broadcast receiver for system events
  • Registering and triggering custom events

Notifications

  • Using the notification manager
  • Building rich notifications

The Android lifecycle

  • Application lifecycle
  • Activity lifecycle
  • Fragments lifecyle
  • Service lifecyle
  • Using the ViewModel and LiveData libraries for view data persistence

Custom widgets and the canvas API

  • Defining custom widgets
  • Compound widgets
  • Canvas API
  • View state persistence

Deployment

  • Deployment to Google Play
  • Deployment Options

Outlook: Important libraries and trends in Android development

  • Using Kotlin
  • Using Dagger 2 for dependency injection
  • Using RxJava