Android Studio Arctic Fox Essentials - Kotlin Edition

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Android Studio Arctic Fox Essentials - Kotlin Edition

Android Studio Arctic Fox Essentials - Kotlin Edition

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ebook icon Packt Publishing

language icon Language - English

updated on icon Updated on Jan, 2023

architecture icon Application Software,Android Development,Kotlin


This eBook includes

Formats : PDF (Read Only)

Pages : 790

ISBN : 9781803247830

Language : English

About the Book

Book description

A simple approach to developing Android applications using Android Studio Arctic Fox Essentials and Kotlin

Key Features

  • The latest Material Design components to build modern user interface designs
  • Step-by-step instruction to building view model-based apps and modern user interface designs using the Jetpack architecture and the latest material design components
  • Coding practice with the Kotlin programming language, including multi-threaded Kotlin code using Coroutines

Book Description

Android Studio is an Integrated Development Environment based on the JetBrains IntelliJ IDEA. It offers developers a unique platform to design and develop Android apps using various developer tools. Fully updated for Android Studio Arctic Fox, the goal of this book is to teach the skills necessary to develop Android-based applications using the Kotlin programming language.

This book begins with an outline of the steps necessary to set up an Android development and testing environment, followed by an introduction to programming in Kotlin which includes data types, control flow, functions, lambdas, and object-oriented programming. An overview of Android Studio covers areas such as tool windows, the code editor, and the layout editor tool. An introduction to the architecture of Android is followed by an in-depth look at the design of Android applications and user interfaces using the Android Studio environment.

Early chapters detail Android architecture components such as view models, lifecycle management, Room database access, the Database Inspector, app navigation, live data, and data binding. More advanced topics such as intents are also covered, as are touch screen handling, gesture recognition, and the recording and playback of audio. This edition of the book also covers printing, transitions, cloud-based file storage, and foldable device support.

The concepts of material design are also discussed in detail, including the use of floating action buttons, Snackbars, tabbed interfaces, card views, navigation drawers, and collapsing toolbars. Other key features of Android Studio Arctic Fox and Android taught in this book include the Layout Editor, the ConstraintLayout and ConstraintSet classes, MotionLayout Editor, view binding, constraint chains, barriers, and direct reply to notifications. Chapters also explore more advanced features of Android Studio such as app links, dynamic delivery, Gradle build configuration, and submitting apps to the Google Play developer console.

What you will learn

  • Install and configure Android Studio on Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Design complex, responsive user interface layouts
  • Understand Android architecture and app lifecycle
  • Integrate SQLite databases and the Android Room persistence library
  • Divide large apps into dynamic feature modules
  • Monitor app performances using the Android studio profiler tool

Who this book is for

This book is for anyone who wants to learn Android application development, such as existing Android developers who want to upgrade their skills and step into the Kotlin ecosystem. To get the most from this book, you should have some previous programming experience. You will be required to download Android Studio and the Android SDK for this course, so make sure you have access to a Windows, Mac, or Linux system and some creative app ideas to develop.

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