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Galileo University

Java Fundamentals for Android Development

Galileo University via edX

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Learn the basics of Java programming language and how to develop programs with conditionals and loops, design and implement recursive algorithms, understand basic mechanisms of the Object Oriented Paradigm (OPP), use and interpret the API of some of the most common Java classes and real-world android application development using the Android software development kit (SDK). This course provides the basic skills to ensure a start with Android Studio Editor and use Virtual Device.

This course is part of the GalileoX Android Developer MicroMasters Program that is specifically designed to teach the critical skills needed to be successful in this exciting field and to prepare you to take the Google Associate Android Developer Certification Exam. To qualify for the MicroMasters Credential you will need to earn a Verified Certificate in each of the four courses and the Final Capstone Project.


Lesson 1

  • Java Overview
  • Java is
  • Installing the tools (JDK, JRE, IntelliJ)
  • Java Basics
  • Operators
  • Control flow
  • Classes objects and methods

Lesson 2

  • Java Garbage collection
  • Memory Areas
  • Java Garbage collections Types
  • Package
  • Access Control
  • Interfaces
  • Inheritance
  • Polymorphism

Lesson 3

  • Data structures
  • Arrays
  • Lists
  • HashMaps
  • Collections
  • Generics
  • SOLID principles
  • Files and I/O

Lesson 4

  • Inmutable objects
  • Annotations
  • Lambda expressions
  • Functional Interfaces
  • Concurrency and Threads
  • Exception handling

Lesson 5

  • Communication and exchange information
    • Communication & Sockets
    • EchoClient
    • EchoServer
    • Working with URLS
    • URL Connection Example
  • Data Serialization
    • Serialization XML & JSON
    • The SAX Parser
    • SAX Parser Code Example
    • Document Object Model (DOM)
    • DOM Parser Example
    • Java API for Json Processing
    • Json Processing Example
  • Meet Android Studio
    • Installing Android Studio
    • Android Studio Tour
    • Android Emulator
    • Creating my First App
  • Java 8 on Android
    • Java 8 Features and the Jack Compiler
    • Demo Java 8 on Android

Taught by

Jorge Vargas, Victor Orozco and Byron Linares


3.5 rating, based on 2 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Exercises are far to simple.
    Some explanations are not in depth enough to show the real nuance of the subject.
    Some instructors are hard to understand. (example victor orozco) In other courses I have been able to depend on the CC to help me adjust to accents. The CC for this course has wrong words and misspelled words. It has not been reviewed for content so sometimes it decreases my understanding of what's being said. I find this troubling as I'm known in the office as the person who deals the best with heavily accented English in clients.
  • Anonymous
    I'm finding the course quite tough as my java experience is not great. I need to look things up elsewhere for additional examples etc. However, I am enjoying the course and it is pushing me ahead and covering a lot of new material.

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