Android SDK for Beginners: Build Tools

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In this Guided Project, you will:

Understand Android SDK versioning

Understand the basics of Gradle

Resolve common build errors often encountered when working with legacy apps

60 minutes
No download needed
Split-screen video
Desktop only

This Guided Project, Android SDK for Beginners: Build Tools, is for those who would like to understand the basics behind what building an Android app entails. In this 1 hour long project-based course, you will learn how to install an Android application development environment as well as get hold of the right platform and build tools necessary to create apps. Furthermore, you will become accustomed to the basics of Gradle, the build system for Android apps, which shall enable you to start developing new rules and troubleshoot common issues. This project is unique because it allows you to start getting involved both with Android app development but also the Continuous Integration (CI) infrastructure of Android-based products. Last, to be successful in this project you will need to be familiar with programming.

Skills you will develop

  • Android Studio

  • Android Development

Learn step-by-step

In a video that plays in a split-screen with your work area, your instructor will walk you through these steps:

  1. Download and install Android Studio

  2. Open & launch a legacy Android app

  3. Add a new dependency with Gradle

  4. Add a dependency to the “Hello Coursera App”

  5. Resolve a build error caused by a dependency

  6. Resolve a build error caused by adding a new feature

  7. Resolve build error caused by a deprecated feature

  8. Use Android Studio to revive a legacy Android application

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In a split-screen video, your instructor guides you step-by-step

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