A complete guide to become a complete Android Developer.
How to be an expert android developer?
First of all, I am not a complete Android Developer. But trying to become.
Learning is a journey, let’s learn together – Mindorks
But I have met many great Android developers all around the world. I have learnt a lot from them and tried to collect things that we should know to become a complete Android Developer.
Let’s see all those things required to become a complete Android Developer.
Build Build Build
This is very important so I told Build Build Build. Do not just read, build something on what you have read as only reading things will not help you. Have a small test project to try new things that you read. You have to build to become an expert Android developer.
There is no better way to learn something than by doing.
Always Be Updated
Always be updated with the new technology in Android. If you miss it, you simply miss it. The best way to be always updated is to join a community or follow some twitter accounts.
You can join Mindorks Community as we always keep posting new things in the Slack group.
We also post updates on Twitter about all the new things in Android. So follow on twitter.
Hear android developer backstage podcasts.
Follow Best Practices
You must know about the best practices that you should follow while the Android App Development.
Know about the Android Useful tools
As we all are fortunate to live in the world where everyone builds tool to help each other. These tools make the development fast and our life easier.
Do not forget to explore and use these tools.
Read Others Code
This is the best thing a developer can do and learn coding in the best way. I personally feel that I have learned a lot from the code of the open-source apps.
Use the recommended Android architecture.
Learn about the Android application architecture from here.
and from the following.
Always maintain the code quality
Quality matters a lot. It’s not only about MVP/MVVM/MVC/etc., but also about each piece of code in each part of your app. Let your code reviewed by the good developers.
Know About The Code Quality Check Tools
There are many tools available to test the code quality.
Learn detecting and fixing memory leaks in android
RxJava is a Java VM implementation of Reactive Extensions. It has become the single most important skill for Android development.
Learn to use dependency injector.
Learn how to use dependency injector from here.
And from here.
Learn Testing Of The Android Application
Learn from these links:
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Learn how the 3rd party libraries work
This is very important to know that how the 3rd party libraries work that we are using in our Android application.
Learn from here.
Secure Your Android Application
Read about the security tips here to build a secure Android application.
Handle Memory Leaks In Android Application
In order to solve memory leaks in Android, first, you need to find where is the memory leaks, for finding use the LeakCanary.
Have Control Over Material Design
As a complete Android developer, you must have control on the material design aspect of the Android application. Refer here.
Reduce APK Size In Android
Know about the Android app performance metrics
We must know about what are the metrics that we should measure while the Android app development. This way we can keep track of the performance issue and fix it.
What gets measured gets improved.
Write Blogs on Android Development
Know Git Very Well
Check the most commonly used git tips and tricks here.
Contribute to open source projects
I love open source. It has really helped me a lot to improve myself. So, start contributing to open source.
Know about Continuous Integration
Continuous integration ensures that your code is building on a server that is not your own machine. Use CI like Jenkins, Circle CI, Travis etc.
Know How To Create Custom Tasks With Gradle Build Tool
Play with the build tool. Check here.
Learn Kotlin Language
Bookmark this article to refer again and become an expert Android developer.
Happy Learning 🙂