This MOOC teaches you how to program core features and classes from the Java programming language that are used in Android, which is the dominant platform for developing and deploying mobile device apps.
Java for Android
This course is part of Android App Development Specialization
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- Category: Logic Programming
- Category: Android Studio
- Category: Java Programming
- Category: Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
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There are 8 modules in this course
Module 1 summarizes the organization of the MOOC and the topics it covers. It also discusses the MOOC prerequisites, workload, and learning strategies needed to complete the MOOC successfully. It then presents an overview of key features in the Java language, outlining its support for object-oriented programming concepts that guide the development of Android apps.
6 videos1 reading
Module 2 provides an overview of Android Studio, explaining how to install it and apply it to develop a simple app using basic Java and Android features presented in this MOOC.
14 videos3 readings
Module 3 shows how to write a simple Android app that defines variables using primitive Java data types, shows how to assign values to those variables, and output them to the Android display using Java classes and methods.
9 videos7 readings
Module 4 covers Java’s looping constructs (e.g., for loops, while loops, and do/while loops), as well as its conditional statements (e.g., if/else statements).
11 videos10 readings2 quizzes
Module 5 provides more detail on common data structures supported by Java, including built-in arrays, as well as core classes in the Java Collections Framework, such as ArrayList and HashMap.
10 videos9 readings
Module 6 covers Java classes and interfaces, focusing on data types, fields, methods, generic parameters, and exceptions.
7 videos7 readings
Module 7 examines Java's inheritance and polymorphism features (e.g., extending classes and virtual methods).
7 videos7 readings
Module 8 guides learners through the creation of an Android app that implements a simple calculator, which provides features for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing numbers input by various means (e.g., via numbers and buttons on the Android user interface).
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