Video: Android Backstack Manipulation - No Chiropractor Necessary

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You shouldn't hear any concerning "crunch" sounds when manipulating Android's backstack, although you'll certainly need to do some popping.  In this video excerpt from Jim Wilson's new course Improving User Interface Design with Android Fragments you'll learn how to manipulate the navigation of an Android app by working through the backstack of transactions.  In the full course Jim covers fragments and UI modularization, fragment lifecycle, and integrating fragments with the ActionBar.


Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc. ( a New Hampshire-based consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iPhone, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 25 years of software engineering experience with the past 12 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing Android and iPhone device applications. Jim has authored over 30 articles on device application development, and has developed mobility and smart client curriculums for several organizations. As a speaker, Jim can be seen at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference, MIX, Tech Ed, and VSLive.

You can watch the full HD version of this video along with the other 3 hr 1 min of video found in this professional course by subscribing to Pluralsight. Visit Improving User Interface Design with Android Fragments to view the full course outline. Pluralsight subscribers also benefit from cool features like mobile appsfull library searchprogress trackingexercise files,assessments, and offline viewing. Happy learning!

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Paul Ballard

Paul Ballard is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.