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Connecting Android Apps to RESTful Web Services

Course Summary

  Learn to request data for your Android apps from cloud-based storage networks that offer RESTful web services.   

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    Course Syllabus


    What you should know before starting this course
    Using the exercise files
    1. Getting Started
    Choosing an HTTP client
    Reviewing the starting Android project
    2. Executing Tasks in Background Threads
    Working with background threads in Android
    Defining background tasks with AsyncTask
    Reporting progress from a background thread
    Executing multiple tasks in parallel
    3. Requesting Content with HTTP Requests
    Setting permissions and checking the network connection
    Requesting content with AndroidHttpClient
    Requesting content with HttpURLConnection
    Modeling web service data entities as plain old Java objects (POJOs)
    Parsing XML web service responses
    Parsing JSON web service responses
    Sending user credentials for HTTP basic authentication
    4. Working with Binary Resources
    Displaying web service data in a ListActivity
    Downloading images from a web server
    Loading images in response to list requests
    Caching images in memory
    5. Sending HTTP Parameters to the Server
    Packaging parameters for use with AsyncTask
    Sending parameters in a GET request
    Sending parameters in a POST request
    Sending POST parameters in JSON format
    6. Using Higher-Level Client Libraries
    Replacing HttpURLConnection with OkHttp
    Making HTTP requests with Volley
    Downloading images with Volley
    Making HTTP requests with Square's Retrofit
    7. Managing an App's Networking Abilities
    Limiting network connectivity to Wi-Fi only
    More about network requests and background threads
    Next steps

Course Fee:
USD 25

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4 - 5 hours / week

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