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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

Chapter 11: Conclusion and Next Steps

This book shows you how to write beautiful, fast, and maintainable Jetpack Compose apps. In Chapters 1 to 3, I introduced you to the fundamentals of Jetpack Compose, explained core techniques and principles, as well as important interfaces, classes, packages, and, of course, composable functions. Chapters 4 to 7 focused on building Compose UIs. You learned how to manage state and navigate to different screens. We also explored the ViewModel and Repository patterns. Chapters 8 to 10 covered advanced topics such as animation, interoperability, testing, and debugging.

This final chapter is all about what you can do next. We'll investigate the near future of Jetpack Compose and explore neighboring platforms, because you can apply your Compose knowledge there, too. The main sections of this chapter are the following:

  • Exploring the future
  • Migrating to Material You
  • Moving beyond Android

We'll start by looking at the...