Lynda - Connecting Android Apps to RESTful Web Services
MP4 | Video: 1280x720 | 128 kbps | 44 KHz | Duration: 3h 25m | 584 MB
Genre: eLearning | Language: English
Android apps need data, and many use RESTful services (at their heart, simple HTTP networking calls) to get and send data over the web. This course teaches developers how to integrate Android apps with cloud-based storage networks, and use RESTful web requests to access data from them. The course concentrates on the different ways of making requests with the built-in classes in the Android SDK, but also provides an overview of popular open-source networking libraries, including OkHttp, Retrofit, and Google's new Volley library, all of which you can easily incorporate into your own projects. David Gassner will describe how to retrieve content with simple GET and POST requests, parse the responses, and pass user credentials to services that support HTTP basic authentication. He'll also show you how to send parameters with your requests and format POST requests with JSON.