Learning Path: Android: Test-Driven Android App Development
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Leverage well known, best practices for Android app development
- Use the best third-party libraries in the business which are not known to developers at the beginner-intermediate level
- Understand why test driven design is important
- Write reusable test components with behavior driven design
- Use plugins that enhance the testing experience
- Learn Android-specific test frameworks, including UI tests
With this video, we share an overview of the steps involved in creating the UI of the application.
The aim of this video is to explain all the steps involved in creating the networking layer in the app.
In this video, learn how to connect the network response to the UI to show actual news in the app.
The aim of this video is to introduce the types of testing in Android and why it's useful.
The aim of this video is to help you prepare your app for it to be launched on the Play Store.
The aim of this video is to discuss some of the best practices in Android app development.
Discuss Java and Object Oriented Design best practices, why we use interfaces, how to create data transfer objects, UI, business logic, and DAO layers.
Many hobbyist programmers don’t understand why we should use interfaces. The first part of understanding interfaces is understanding polymorphism: the variable type tells us what methods we’re allowed to call, and the object type tells us what will happen when we call those methods. Interfaces decouple the variable from the object type and allow us to easily change the object type.
Discuss fundamental JUnit frameworks: Fixtures, Test Suites, and Test Runners. Create a simple JUnit test with @Before and @Test annotations.
Describe a history of BDD. Discuss how BDD relates to specifications.
Use Mockito to mock out dependencies. This removes excuses for why we can’t do unit tests.
Instrumentation tests run using the JUnit framework and have access to Android framework classes as well, such as Context and Parcelable. Instrumentation tests are ideal for functional and UI testing.
- Requires basic knowledge of programming in Java.
- Basic familiarity with the Android environment and ecosystem
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Android Nougat is the 7th major version of the Android operating system. Test-driven development enables good design. It only makes sense to adopt it for Android N app development. Sounds interesting? Let’s see how easy it is!
Nougat introduces notable changes to the operating system and its development platform, including the ability to display multiple apps on-screen at once in a split-screen view, support for inline replies to notifications, an OpenJDK-based Java environment, support for the Vulkan graphics rendering API, and "seamless" system updates on supported devices. Good object-oriented design and test-driven design are complementary and this Learning Path will explain how.
This Learning Path covers the fundamentals of app development in Android N including the Android Studio and Android SDK, networking concepts with the API, Firebase analytics and crash analysis, and publishing your application on the Play Store. We will then look in detail how test-driven development can be implemented for building apps in Android.
The goal of this Learning Path is to help you build an application for Android Nougat, using the latest features of Android. We will focus on individual app modules and teach you to implement different TDD methods to create reliable and smarter apps in less time.
This Learning Path is authored by some of the best in their fields.
Soham Mondal has worked with Android for about 4 years now and his own app Skyro Voice Recorder has around half a million downloads on the Play Store and has been featured there a couple of times. Apart from that, he has consulted with a bunch of start-ups on Android/UX and was an organizer with Blrdroid, one of the largest Android groups in the world.
Brandan Jones has been an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the University of Cincinnati since the 2000-2001 school year. He has taught many courses in programming, from introductory programming to full stack development.
Brandan proposed and created the first Android programming course at the University of Cincinnati, and has been teaching it ever since. He reapplied this course and taught it at Northwestern University’s School of Continuing Studies as well.
Brandan is the creator of the Android app PlantPlaces Mobile, which allows users to search for plants by color, and GPS plants. He wrote this app in 2012, using TDD principles. He has used selected JSON feeds from that app in the examples in this video course. Brandan’s mix of both academic and professional experience means that he brings real-world concepts to the classroom. Most of his high level classes include hands on experience with unit testing, scrum, and distributed version control systems.
- If you know Java in depth and have built applications with the language but not apps for Android devices, then this Learning Path is for you. Android developers wanting to learn and leverage test-driven development in their app development will also find this Learning Path useful.