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What you should know before starting this course

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Video: What you should know before starting this course

This video series is designed for software developers who want to build applications for Android, the mobile operating system that drives cell phones and tablets. In order to get the most out of this course, here is what you should already know. First, you'll need to know basic Java syntax. You'll need to understand how to create classes, methods, fields, and properties, and other elements of the Java programming language. And you'll also need to know how to build very simple Android apps.

What you should know before starting this course

This video series is designed for software developers who want to build applications for Android, the mobile operating system that drives cell phones and tablets. In order to get the most out of this course, here is what you should already know. First, you'll need to know basic Java syntax. You'll need to understand how to create classes, methods, fields, and properties, and other elements of the Java programming language. And you'll also need to know how to build very simple Android apps.

And finally, you'll want to be comfortable working in Eclipse, the integrated development environment in which you build most Android applications. If you're new to any of these subjects, here are some tips to get started. If you want to learn about Java, take a look at the lynda.com course Java Essential Training. You'll get an introduction to Java syntax, you'll learn how to install Eclipse, and you'll learn about Java projects, packages, and classes. And you'll have most of the vocabulary you need to be effective in Android programming.

If you're brand-new to Android, start off with the course, Android App Development with Java Essential Training. In this course, you'll learn how to install the Android SDK and the Developer Tools, and how to install the Eclipse plugin that I used in this course. You'll get started with very simple Android applications, and you'll learn how Java code is critical to creating the logic of your Android apps. This course is focused on data, and one of its major sections is all about integrating Android with SQLite.

SQLite is an SQL-compatible database, so the more you know about SQL, the more effective you can be. This course includes everything you need to complete its own exercises, with very simple SQL statements. But if you want to learn more, take a look at the lynda.com course SQL Essential Training. If you understand the basics of Java, simple Android apps, and SQL, you'll be ready to build data-centric applications for Android devices.

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Android SDK: Local Data Storage

29 video lessons · 5703 viewers

David Gassner
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  1. 6m 34s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. What you should know before starting this course
      2m 11s
    3. Using the exercise files
      3m 33s
  2. 21m 6s
    1. Exploring local data storage options
      5m 58s
    2. Configuring Eclipse and the Android Developer Tools
      5m 29s
    3. Creating an Android virtual device
      3m 23s
    4. Creating a new Android project
      6m 16s
  3. 31m 30s
    1. Using preferences in Android apps
      5m 28s
    2. Defining preferences with Java
      9m 31s
    3. Defining shared preferences with an activity
      10m 50s
    4. Listening for changes to shared preferences
      5m 41s
  4. 51m 13s
    1. Creating and reading files in internal storage
      10m 18s
    2. Creating and reading JSON data files
      9m 48s
    3. Working with files in external storage
      11m 22s
    4. Parsing a read-only XML file with XmlPullParser
      11m 46s
    5. Parsing a read-only XML file with JDOM
      7m 59s
  5. 1h 8m
    1. Creating a new SQLite database
      2m 52s
    2. Defining a database with SQLiteOpenHelper
      12m 12s
    3. Managing the database with a DataSource class
      9m 38s
    4. Inserting data into a database table
      10m 29s
    5. Retrieving and displaying data
      11m 44s
    6. Importing data from XML to SQLite
      5m 15s
    7. Filtering and sorting data
      9m 27s
    8. Accessing a database from the command line
      6m 46s
  6. 42m 0s
    1. Improving the data display
      9m 29s
    2. Passing user-selected data to a detail activity
      11m 36s
    3. Working with multiple database tables
      10m 28s
    4. Deleting data from database tables
      10m 27s
  7. 49s
    1. Where to go from here
      49s

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