Chapter 1, Beginning with the Basics, introduces you to the basic concepts of Maven
and guides you to install all the required software you need to develop an Android
application with Maven.
Chapter 2, Starting the Development Phase, sets the pace for the rest of the book. It
discusses the irst step to set up a minimal Maven coniguration to compile and
deploy an Android application to a real device or emulator.
Chapter 3, Unit Testing, covers several ways to write and run unit tests using various
tools. It also explains the differences between unit and integration testing and the
important role that both of them playing when developing an Android application.
Chapter 4, Integration Testing, completes the discussion about testing and presents
three alternatives of running Android instrumentation tests, and also provides
guidance on properly coniguring Maven.
Chapter 5, Android Flavors, discusses the hot topic of maintaining multiple versions
(free, ads-supported, and paid) of the same application. It describes the problem
and then presents two ways to handle the case using Maven.
Chapter 6, Release Life Cycle and Continuous Integration, is all about releasing and
deploying an Android application to a Maven repository. A bonus topic in this
chapter discusses about automating everything using Jenkins, the most popular
continuous integration engine.
Chapter 7, Other Tools and Plugins, is the last chapter and covers two very important
topics: code quality with SonarQube and speeding up the development life cycle
using the non-standard emulators provided by Android.