Android Application Development with Maven

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Learn
  • Integrate Maven with your favorite Android IDE
  • Install and configure Maven with your local development environment
  • Create the proper Maven structure for both standalone Android applications or applications that are part of a bigger project
  • Run unit tests using popular frameworks such as Robolectric and collect coverage information using Maven plugins
  • Configure a variety of different tools such as Robotium, Spoon, and Selendroid to run integration tests
  • Handle dependencies and different versions of the same application
  • Manage and automate the release process of your application inside/outside Google Play
  • Discover new tools such as Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA/Android Studio, and NetBeans, which perfectly integrate with Maven and boost your productivity
About

Android is an open source operating system used for smartphones and tablet computers. The Android market is one of the biggest and fastest growing platforms for application developers, with over a million apps uploaded every day.

Right from the beginning, this book will cover how to set up your Maven development environment and integrate it with your favorite IDE. By sequentially working through the steps in each chapter, you will quickly master the plugins you need for every phase of the Android development process. You will learn how to use Maven to manage and build your project and dependencies, automate your Android application testing plans, and develop and maintain several versions of your application in parallel. Most significantly, you will learn how to integrate your project into a complete factory.

Features
  • Learn how to effectively use Maven to create, test, and release Android applications
  • Customize Maven using a variety of suggested plugins for the most popular Android tools
  • Discover new ways of accelerating the implementation, testing, and maintenance using this step-by-step simple tutorial approach
Page Count 192
Course Length 5 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781783986101
Date Of Publication 19 Mar 2015

Authors

Jonathan LALOU

Jonathan LALOU is an engineer fascinated by new technologies, computer sciences, and the digital world since his childhood. A graduate of the Ecole des Mines—one of the best French polytechnic institutes—Jonathan has more than 14 years of experience in Java and the JEE ecosystem.

Jonathan has worked for several global companies and financial institutions, such as Syred, Philips, Sungard, Ixis CIB, BNP Paribas, and Amundi AM. He has strong ties, daily contacts, and frequent trips in Western Europe, Northern America, Judea, and emerging Asia. During his career, Jonathan has successfully climbed many levels: developer, architect, Scrum master, team leader, and project manager.

Now, Jonathan is CTO at SayaSoft (http://www.sayasoft.fr), a digital company focused on very high value added projects he founded with two partners. SayaSoft brings Java environment, migration of small and large organizations to agility, and Android development to a new level. SayaSoft's customers are ensured to get high-quality releases and quick ROI.

Jonathan's skills include a wide range of technologies and frameworks, such as Spring, JPA/Hibernate, GWT, Mule ESB, JSF/PrimeFaces, Groovy, Android, EJB, JMS, application servers, agile methods, and, of course, Apache Maven.

Jonathan also authored Apache Maven Dependency Management, published by Packt Publishing in October 2013.

Jonathan is available on the cloud. You can read his blog at http://jonathan.lalou.free.fr, catch him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/john_the_cowboy, and find him on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathanlalou.

Patroklos Papapetrou

Patroklos Papapetrou is a software architect addicted to software quality and an agile team leader with more than 15 years of experience in software engineering. His expertise lies in Android and Java development. He believes and invests in people and team spirit, seeking quality excellence. He's one of the authors of the book SonarQube in Action, Manning Publications and his next writing attempt will be The Art of Software Gardening. He treats software systems like flowers; that's why he prefers to call himself a software gardener.

He's also an occasional speaker, conducting talks about clean code, Android development, code quality, and software gardening.