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Pronto Compose

Learn Jetpack Compose in 30 Days!

About the Book

Learn how to create Todo List and ChatGPT App with Jetpack Compose

Want to Learn Jetpack Compose? 

This book will guide you in 30 Days!

Jetpack Compose is not just a modern UI toolkit for building Android apps. It is the future of Android development. Developers who fail to learn Jetpack Compose today may have to re-learn Android development in no distant time. Jetpack Compose has been widely adopted by the community and rapidly gaining momentum. So the question then is how do you learn Jetpack Compose? It turns out, that the answer is - the same way you learned Android development in the first place - Study and practice. Except, this time, you have to do two more things, unlearn and replace.

You have to unlearn XML, Fragment, View/Data Binding, Adapters, Layout flattening, and dozen+ libraries! You have to replace these with a new paradigm - the declarative UI development paradigm. It won’t happen overnight, Hello World samples, won’t help you. This book can. Over the next thirty days, you will build will learn the fundamentals of Jetpack Compose and use that knowledge to create a Todo List App and ChatGPT apps and watch your productivity, creativity, and delight for Android development rebound. 

Back to the study and practice path for learning programming. This book provides the practice part, and some of the studies, however, it is not meant to be a replacement for the extensive introductory study material provided by the official guides and codelab. At the minimum, you will help yourself a lot with starting your Compose journey with the basics.

What you will learn

  • Solid grasp of Android Development fundamentals, modern tools, and best practices.
  • Strong proficiency with Kotlin programming language.
  • Hands-on mastery of a range of Jetpack Compose APIs. 
  • Extensive experience creating a great-looking app user interface (UI).
  • Skills to apply for Android Developer positions, work remotely as a freelancer, or develop and publish your own apps.
  • Learn the thought process of taking an app idea from concept to the Google Play Store.

About the Author

Val Okafor
Val Okafor

Val Okafor is a San Diego, CA based Senior Software Engineer with extensive experience developing Android application for enterprises, startups and his own projects. Val obtained his Masters degree in Software Engineering from Regis University. Val has worked for corporations such as Insulet Corporation, Sony Electronics and HD Supply. 

I have written this book as the training I wish I had when I started. I will take you through an engaging step-by-step tutorial and help you build a strong foundation upon which you can build a successful Android app development career. I have built mobile apps for enterprises, startups, and published a few of my side project apps. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my knowledge, it is my hope to help make your transition to a professional Android developer easier.

Table of Contents

  • Day 1 - Introduction to Jetpack Compose
    • About the Book
    • Introduction to Jetpack Compose and its Benefits
    • Jetpack Compose Key Terms
    • Summary
  • Day 2 - Jetpack Compose Start Right
    • Introduction to Composable Function
    • Declarative UI
    • Compose Compiler & Runtime
    • Built-In Composables
    • Preview
    • Jetpack Compose Development Environment and Basic Structure
    • Summary
  • Day 3 - Jetpack Compose Layouts
    • Introduction to Modifiers
    • Box Layout
    • Column Layout
    • Row Layout
    • Jetpack Compose ConstraintLayout
    • Putting it Together
    • Summary
  • Day 4 - State & Recomposition
    • State in Compose
    • Recomposition
    • Side Effects
    • Summary

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