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Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose

By : Thomas Künneth
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Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose

By: Thomas Künneth

Overview of this book

Jetpack Compose is Android’s new framework for building fast, beautiful, and reliable native user interfaces. It simplifies and significantly accelerates UI development on Android using the declarative approach. This book will help developers to get hands-on with Jetpack Compose and adopt a modern way of building Android applications. The book is not an introduction to Android development, but it will build on your knowledge of how Android apps are developed. Complete with hands-on examples, this easy-to-follow guide will get you up to speed with the fundamentals of Jetpack Compose such as state hoisting, unidirectional data flow, and composition over inheritance and help you build your own Android apps using Compose. You'll also cover concepts such as testing, animation, and interoperability with the existing Android UI toolkit. By the end of the book, you'll be able to write your own Android apps using Jetpack Compose.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1:Fundamentals of Jetpack Compose
Part 2:Building User Interfaces
Part 3:Advanced Topics

Further reading

  • This book assumes a basic understanding of how to test Android apps. To learn more, please refer to Test apps on Android at
  • JUnit in Action by Catalin Tudose (Manning Publications, 2020, ISBN 978-1617297045) is a thorough introduction to the latest version of the JUnit testing framework.
  • If you want to learn more about test automation, you may want to look at Complete Guide to Test Automation: Techniques, Practices, and Patterns for Building and Maintaining Effective Software Projects by Arnon Axelrod (Apress, 2018, ISBN 978-1484238318).
  • To get an insight into the test pyramid metaphor, you may want to refer to The Practical Test Pyramid by Ham Vocke, available at