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In the course Android Fundamentals participants learn the basic concepts of the Android platform and how to develop mobile apps for Android. The Android Studio Development Environment is used for the development of Android apps and many features of this IDE are discussed.
The Android Fundamentals course starts with an overview of the architecture of the Android platform and the functionalities in the Android SDK. Activities and the life cycle of Android apps are covered here.
Next the User Interface of Android apps is discussed. This includes the View Hierarchy, the Layout Containers and the various views and controls in Android. The different device emulators in Android Studio are also treated.
Furthermore accessing databases and the file system is part of the program of the course Android Fundamentals. Attention is also paid to content providers that provide access to a central data repository.
The use of threads and the asynchronous execution of tasks is covered. And the use of services such as location services and HTTP services is discussed as well.
Finally participants learn some best practices in Android Development and how to publish an app on Google Play. With the knowledge gained in this course, participants are able to write simple apps themselves and understand the architecture and operation of the Android platform.
The course Android Fundamentals is intended for developers, managers and others who want to get an overview of the capabilities and operation of the Android platform.
To participate in the course Android Fundamentals knowledge of the basics of Java programming is required.
The theory is discussed on the basis of presentation slides. Demos are used to clarify the concepts. The theory is interspersed with practical exercises. The course material is in English.
After successful completion of the course participants receive an official certificate Android Fundamentals.
Module 1 : Android Intro
Module 2 : Android Development
Module 3 : Android GUI
What is Android?
Role of Java
Eclipse IDE Plugin
|Unit Testing and Debugging
Creating Unit Tests
Android Development Tools (ADT)
Using the Emulator
Analyzing the Heap
|Android User Interface
Applying Styles to UI
ScrollView, ViewPager, TabView
Module 4 : Android Persistence
Module 5 : Android Threads
Module 6 : Android Services
|Storing and Retrieving Data
Internal and External Storage
Querying Content Providers
Creating a Content Provider
Main UI Thread
Location Services and Maps
Mock Location Data
Google Map Libraries
|Accessing Remote Services
Module 7 : Best Practices
|Web Apps Overview
Targeting Screens from Web Apps
Debugging Web Apps
Best Practices for Web Apps
Supporting multiple screens
Optimizing for Other Android Versions
All our courses are classroom courses in which the students are guided through the material on the basis of an experienced trainer with in-depth material knowledge. Theory is always interspersed with exercises.
We also do custom classes and then adjust the course content to your wishes. On request we will also discuss your practical cases.
The course times are from 9.30 to 16.30. But we are flexible in this. Sometimes people have to bring children to the daycare and other times are more convenient for them. In good consultation we can then agree on different course times.
We take care of the computers on which the course can be held. The software required for the course has already been installed on these computers. You do not have to bring a laptop to participate in the course. If you prefer to work on your own laptop, you can take it with you if you wish. The required software is then installed at the start of the course.
Our courses are generally given with Open Source software such as Eclipse, IntelliJ, Tomcat, Pycharm, Anaconda and Netbeans. You will receive the digital course material to take home after the course.
The course includes lunch that we use in a restaurant within walking distance of the course room.
The courses are planned at various places in the country. A course takes place at a location if at least 3 people register for that location. If there are registrations for different locations, the course will take place at our main location, Houten which is just below Utrecht. A course at our main location also takes place with 2 registrations and regularly with 1 registration. And we also do courses at the customer’s location if they appreciate that.
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