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Android UI Development with Jetpack Compose

By : Thomas Künneth
Book Image

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


In this chapter, we learned how to write our first composables: Kotlin functions that have been annotated with @Composable. Composable functions are the core building blocks of Jetpack Compose-based UIs. You combined existing library composables with your own to create beautiful app screens. To see a preview, we can add the @Preview annotation. To use Jetpack Compose in a project, both build.gradle files must be configured accordingly.

In Chapter 2, Understanding the Declarative Paradigm, we will take a closer look at the differences between the declarative approach of Jetpack Compose and the imperative nature of traditional UI frameworks such as Android's view-based component library.