Android For .NET Developers: Java, Garbage Collection, Debugging, and Runtime

Developers wishing to develop mobile applications that target Android and other platforms

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
113 minutes

Description
Many Android developers may be coming into Xamarin.Android with an existing Java background. This course provides resources and examples to help you transition from Android development in Java to C#. You will also learn about advanced programming topics such as debugging and garbage collection.

Objective

Coming to Xamarin from Java

  • start the course
  • describe similarities and differences between Java and C#
  • describe the differences in naming conventions for similar structures
  • describe similarities and differences between Java and C# for object-oriented programming
  • identify the features of C# Lambda expressions
  • describe similarities and differences between Java and C# for events

Integrating with Java Code

  • describe methods to make use of existing Java components
  • invoke managed code from your Xamarin project
  • create a binding project to wrap a Java library
  • use Java code through the Java Native Interface
  • describe how to port code from Java to C#

Garbage Collection

  • describe the details of garbage collection in Xamarin
  • write code with an eye to efficient garbage collection

Debugging

  • provide Android Debug Bridge or ADB support in your application
  • debug Xamarin applications in Visual Studio
  • utilize common troubleshooting techniques

Advanced Runtime Considerations

  • start the emulator from the command line
  • describe various Xamarin system properties
  • control the resulting size of your application package
  • control the behavior of the Linker
  • describe settings available in the AndroidManifest.xml file

Practice: Enable Debugging

  • enable support for debugging your application with Android Debug Bridge or ADB

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.