Android Apps with Kotlin: Tools and Testing

by Jim Wilson

Learn the skills necessary to assure quality software through testing by learning to effectively use the single most important tool for Android developers, Android Studio.

What you'll learn

With any craftsman, knowing how to use your tools is a critical part of doing a job well. Android Studio is the single most important tool for Kotlin Android developers and it includes a wide variety of features that empower developers to work effectively and assure software quality through testing. In this course, Android Apps with Kotlin: Tools and Testing, you'll learn the skills necessary to work efficiently as a Kotlin Android app developer and assure quality software through testing. First, you'll start by exploring Android Studio productivity tools such as refactoring, automatic code generation, and converting Java code to Kotlin. Next, you'll see how to identify and resolve application problems using the debugger. From there, you'll learn how to incorporate more expansive feature support into your applications using Android Support Libraries, Android KTX, and the Gradle build system. Finally, you'll explore how to assure software quality and reliability through the combination of local unit tests, Android instrumented tests, and automated UI tests. By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge to efficiently utilize Android Studio to create your own high-quality Kotlin Android applications.

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About the author

Jim Wilson is president of JW Hedgehog, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in solutions for the Android, iOS, and Microsoft platforms. Jim has over 30 years of software engineering experience, with the past 15 years heavily focused on creating mobile device and location-based solutions. He has co-founded multiple software-related startups and has served in a consulting role at several more. After nearly a decade as a Microsoft Device Application Development MVP, Jim now focuses on developing A... more

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