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Performing Background Jobs with WorkManager and Coroutines

by Douglas Starnes

This course will teach you how to run background tasks in an Android app while leaving the user interface working.

What you'll learn

Leaving the user interface working while running background tasks is very important when dealing with Android apps. In this course, Performing Background Jobs with WorkManager and Coroutines, you’ll learn to perform long running background tasks in an Android application. First, you’ll explore the WorkManager. Next, you’ll discover Kotlin coroutines. Finally, you’ll learn how to use coroutines in an Android application and coordinate with the WorkManager. When you’re finished with the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge of WorkManager and coroutines needed to build Android apps that perform background tasks.

About the author

Douglas Starnes is a tech author, professional explainer and Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in developer technologies in Memphis, TN. He is published on Pluralsight, Real Python and SkillShare. Douglas is co-director of the Memphis Python User Group, Memphis .NET User Group, Memphis Xamarin User Group and Memphis Power Platform User Group. He is also on the organizing committees of Scenic City Summit in Chattanooga, and TDevConf, a virtual conference in the state of Tennessee. A frequent c... more

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