Android Studio is an exciting new program that web developers can use to develop Android applications. In this video, you'll see what you need to know before starting this course, including the other software you should be familiar with, in order to understand Android Studio and other Android Studio courses.
- This course is designed for software developers who've been working with Android apps. Most developers will have used Eclipse with the Android Developer Tools or ADT. The goal of this course is to introduce you to the latest version of Android Studio and to show you how to use this new development tool to build and deploy Android apps. Android developers program with Java, and if you're fairly new to the programming language, you might be looking for some resources about it.
Android uses a customized version of Java. The syntax is exactly the same as working in Oracles version, but there are some interesting rules about what syntax you can use and what syntax you can't. Android's version of Java is mostly based on Android 5, but there are some new syntaxes that come from Java 6 and even Java 7 that are now supported in Android. You'll see some advanced Java syntax, including the use of interclasses and event handlers.
To learn more about Java, look at the course, Java Essential Training. It'll teach you the basics of the language. And if you're new to Android development, you might want to jump into this course to get a sense of what Android Studio is all about, but you might find some of the vocabulary unfamiliar, such as, what's an activity or a layout, and what's a widget or an event? If you're just getting started with Android development, I suggest watching the course, Android SDK Essential Training.
It'll start with the basics and show you how to build Android apps in Eclipse with the ADT, and you'll be able to apply what you learn there to working in Android Studio. At the end of the course, I'll tell you about some other courses that you can watch, after you've watched this one, to advance your Android app development knowledge.
Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.