Android Development Patterns: Best Practices for by Phil Dutson

By Phil Dutson

“A needs to learn for all builders that are looking to commence critical Android development.”
Justin Anderson, Freelance Android Developer


“From begin to end, this ebook encompasses a number of nice information and perception into crucial attributes of Android layout. This booklet will certainly be required studying for any of our destiny Android engineers.”
Cameron Banga, Cofounder, 9magnets, LLC


There’s a draw back to Android’s extraordinary openness and flexibility: it’s effortless for builders to jot down code that’s inefficient, unreliable, insecure, or difficult to keep up. In Android improvement Patterns , company Android developer Phil Dutson is helping you leverage Android 5.0+’s notable energy with out falling sufferer to these pitfalls. Dutson offers today’s so much entire set of styles and approaches for construction optimized, powerful apps with Android 5.0+.


First, Dutson publications you thru setting up a hugely effective improvement surroundings and workflow, and checking out your app to make sure that your code works simply as you predict. Then, he walks during the glossy most sensible practices for structuring apps, utilizing widgets and elements, and dealing with views.


You methods to construct apps which are effortless to regulate and replace, bring exact and updated details with out squandering precious battery strength, and make the most of new undefined, reminiscent of Android put on and Android television. Dutson concludes by way of offering strong options for optimizing your apps and packaging them for distribution.


Coverage includes

  • Using trying out to construct extra reliable, liable, maintainable apps
  • Understanding sophisticated yet serious modifications among Android and standard Java programming
  • Building constant, glossy person interfaces with perspectives and layouts
  • Leveraging the confirmed MVC development to cleanly arrange logic
  • Creating wealthy visible stories with 3D images, animation, and media
  • Simplifying seize and use of position facts with the recent destinations API
  • Integrating non-compulsory undefined, akin to Bluetooth, NFC, or USB
  • Building larger apps with Google Play Services
  • Creating Android put on notifications and apps
  • Tuning and bettering apps with Google Analytics
  • Designing Android television apps for the “ten foot view”

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This will launch the SDK Manager, which will list the path on your system to the SDK in a text field at the top of the window. To start using the UI Automator Viewer, open your command shell and navigate to the tools directory of your Android SDK installation location. Note that if the tools directory is in your system path, you do not need to navigate to the directory; instead, you may simply run the command to start using the UI Automator Viewer. / and can just type in uiautomatorviewer to start the application.

Being written in Python also makes the system extensible through plugins, which can be found on the Mercurial wiki site or by writing your own. Mercurial offers the following features: ■ Distributed repositories ■ Branching ■ Merging ■ Workflows Summary This chapter introduced you to the tools you need to start developing Android applications. You learned about Android Studio, the supported platform from the Android team that is based on IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition. You learned about installing the standalone SDK tools for use with your own IDE or build tools.

If your project does not already contain testing folders, you will need to create them in the following path: app/src/test/java. This folder contains your test code, whereas the code you want to perform the testing on should reside in the app/src/main/java folder. build file of your app module to add support for JUnit. 12' } With the folder structure and dependencies taken care of, you can now write your test classes. Test classes use annotations to declare test methods as well as to perform special processing.

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