Learn the in’s and out’s of Android Studio with professional developer, Ersin Ertan
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Android Studio is the official IDE for Android application development. Based on JetBrains’ IntelliJ IDEA software, Studio is designed specifically for Android development. The functions and tools in Studio are tailored for Android developers, to better your apps and workflow by providing necessities in a clean layout and well organized manner.
Android Studio is available for download on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Version 1 was released in December 2014, so this is truly a cutting edge new way of developing Android apps, from Google themselves.
Ersin Ertan is a freelance Android Developer and hobbyist involved in all parts of the Android ecosystem. His educational background is with the Art Institute of Vancouver: Visual and Game Programming and from there after, autodidactic. Ersin’s believes the best way to learn is through practical application with a healthy dose of theory mixed in.
Welcome to Android Studio – Productive App Development!
This course will go over the fundamentals of the IDEA and the core concepts of Gradle (the build automation tool), which makes up Android Studio. Focusing and fluency, edited video and content first, you will not be watching loading bars, but rather be engaged in the material, ready to do more.
Developers will learn to use the internal features like:
- Studio Navigation
- Project Hierarchy
- Version Control Integration
- Gradle Build Automation with Build Types, Flavors and Variants
- Library/Jar Importing
- App Signing and Packaging
- Productivity Tips
- Layout Editor
- Profiling with Android Debug Monitor
- Emulator Setup
- SDK Manager
- IDEA Shortcuts
Enjoy 20+ concise, sharp, guided and up-to-date videos that will fast track your learning in Android Studio. The course is meant to be worked within a few days, and can even be done in one day if you have the time.Lessons flow from the previous, building upon concepts to explain how the various mechanics fit into the greater whole.
By the end, you will be familiar with the Android Studio, services and features that Google offers through the studio (like project activity templates) and Gradle, the build automation tool for handling project configuration, build types, build flavors, and build variants for app production and distribution.
The Environment and Settings
- Course Overview and Goals
- Install, Configuring Android Studio with the SDK and Java, Update SDK Manager
- Creating a Virtual Device
- Configuring the Version Control System with Github
- Getting the most from our Settings
You can watch free previews of this course by enrolling in our Sample Pack
Familiarity with the Environment
Project File Hierarchy
Layout Design and Text
Drag and Drop UI Explained
Template Activity Projects
Working with Other Projects and Libraries
Importing Projects to Android Studio from Eclipse
Importing Projects and Adding Libraries
Build Automation with Gradle; Proguard
Build Types and Build VariantsProject APK Packaging/Signing and Proguard Code Obfuscation
Logging, Optimization and Android Device Monitor
Profiling Methods with Java and TraceView
Keyboard Shortcuts and Productivity Practices
- Keyboard Shortcuts for Productivity
- Templates and Live Coding
- Course Wrap Up
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