Building Apps with Android Architecture Components

Programming Android apps can be a complex process and lack of knowledge in architecting your app can result in spaghetti code and dead ends. This course will teach you to utilize the ARCH components libraries and master building Android apps.
Course info
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(34)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 15, 2018
Duration
2h 24m
Table of contents
Course Overview
The Importance of Software Architecture Planning
Understanding Common Android Architectural Patterns
Implementing Life Cycle Aware Components
Using ViewModel with the LiveData Framework
Persisting Your Data with the Room Persistence Solution
Testing Your Architecture
Description
Course info
Rating
(34)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 15, 2018
Duration
2h 24m
Description

At the core of developing Android apps is a thorough knowledge of architecting your code with an effective structure. In this course, Building Apps with Android Architecture Components, you’ll learn foundational knowledge of ARCH components in order to implement your app with a well-structured architecture with minimum development effort. First, you’ll learn why architecture is important and the most commonly used architectural patterns in Android. Next, you’ll explore the new ViewModel component, LiveData, and Room frameworks. Finally, you’ll discover how to write basic tests in order to verify the functionality of your new app’s architecture components. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of utilizing the different ARCH components that will help you as you move forward to build well structured Android apps with an enhanced and robust structure.

About the author
About the author

Omri Erez is a software engineer and award-winning Android developer. He lives and breathes Android, working as an independent development team consultant and hands-on lead developer.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Omri Erez, and I'd like to welcome you to my Pluralsight course, build well-structured apps with Android Architecture Components. I've been a professional software engineer for over 10 years now focusing on the Android platform. Developing Android applications is a complex task and sometimes we forget about the structure and architecture of our code. In order to deliver an extendable, maintainable, and testable code base we have to think about the architecture of our application from the very first stage of our development. In this course, we are going to learn together how to write Android apps with a robust structure and we will utilize the various art components, which will result in architecture with well-defined layers. Specifically we will learn about the following subjects, the SOLID principles and commonly-used architectural patterns on Android, the ARCH, ViewModel, and lifecycle-aware components, the LiveData framework, the Room persistence solution, and how to test your architecture using various test types. By the end of this course you will know how to utilize the various ARCH components and how to produce Android apps with a robust architecture, which will be both extendable and testable. This course is specially designed for beginners. Before starting this course you should have basic knowledge of Android development and Android Studio. I hope you will join me on this exciting journey to learn about Android Architecture Components with build well-structured apps with Android architecture components course, here at Pluralsight.