November 04, 2020
The very first wagon train arrived in California via the Oregon Trail on this day in 1841. Back then, the journey was long and perilous.
Fortunately, you can embark on your own Android adventure today without risking dysentery or other hazards. Grab a copy of Kotlin and Android Development featuring Jetpack: Build Better, Safer Android Apps, now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles.
Come and get it, and take off!
Kotlin and Android Development featuring Jetpack: Build Better, Safer Android Apps
With Kotlin and Jetpack, Android development is now smoother and more enjoyable than ever before. Dive right in by developing two complete Android apps.
With the first app, Penny Drop, you create a full game complete with random die rolls, customizable rules, and AI opponents. Build lightweight Fragment views with data binding, quickly and safely update data with ViewModel classes, and handle all app navigation in a single location. Use Kotlin with Android-specific Kotlin extensions to efficiently write null-safe code without all the normal boilerplate required for pre-Jetpack + Kotlin apps. Persist and retrieve data as full objects with the Room library, then display that data with ViewModels and list records in a RecyclerView.
Next, you create the official app for the Android Baseball League. It's a fake league but a real app, where you use what you learn in Penny Drop and build up from there. Navigate all over the app via a Navigation Drawer, including specific locations via Android App Links. Handle asynchronous and web service calls with Kotlin Coroutines, display that data smoothly with the Paging library, and send notifications to a user's phone from your app.
Come build Android apps the modern way with Kotlin and Jetpack!
Now available in beta from pragprog.com/titles.
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