Calling all .NET developers! This workshop will introduce you to writing native applications geared for the Android Platform based on .NET/C#/Mono. We’ll examine the overall architecture of MonoDroid, discuss how it integrates with Visual Studio, debug with MonoDroid, and look at a couple of example apps written with MonoDroid.
This session is for the .NET developer that wants to move to Android. While the session will be introductory for the Android platform, it will be advanced for those on the .NET Platform.
Native Android development is predominantly with the Java Language based on the Dalvik Java virtual machine using the Eclipse IDE. But if you or your company have already made a significant investment in .NET, the time to learn Java and Android is significant. Fortunately, there’s another way! You’ll be able to take your existing knowledge of .NET/C# and Visual Studio and immediately apply this to writing apps for Android using the Novell MonoDroid plugin.
by Donn Felker
Come to this hands-on-lab to be introduced to Android tablet development. We'll build out a simple android application, which showcases features of the new Android Tablet APIs. First, we will cover a short synopsis of what is new in Android Tablet development and then we will dive right in, creating an application which allows users to utilize the action bar, fragments, emulator and more. You will build an app that works on small screen devices, as well as large screen devices. We'll briefly touch on the new Android widgets, RoboGuice integration and internationalization.
by Stephen Chin
Visage is a domain-specific language for writing UIs that deploys to native code on Android devices. It excels at rapid application design, reducing the amount of boilerplate you have to write to create great looking UIs.
In this lab, you will have an opportunity to write Visage applications that deploy to and run on Android mobile devices. To participate in this session you will need a laptop running Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. We will distribute a VirtualBox install and image via thumb drives, letting you get up and running very quickly with no reliance on the conference network.
Go from your first unit test to a continuous integration server build! This two-part class will introduce you to reasons for automating the testing of your applications and then go on to show you how it can be done. You will learn about unit tests of plain Java classes running on the JVM.
After learning the difference of code running on the JVM and the Dalvik VM and the associated Android stack, you will see how to write integration (or instrumentation) tests with the features supplied by the Android SDK. After that you will see how Robotium builds on top of that and how Robolectric takes a completely different approach by running on JVM with mocked classes instead. Comparing and combining the approaches, we will finally get it all running on the continuous integration server Hudson.
6th–9th November 2011