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If you’ve ever hit performance issues that affect your app’s usability, this course will teach you how to identify and diagnose your performance problems. By the end of this course, you’ll be able to perform exploratory tests, run profiling tools, use outputs to navigate to problematic code, and design a plan of attack to mitigate poor performance. You’ll also gain a higher level of understanding about how program code and the Android platform interact, which will help you optimize for performance in the future.
Lesson 0: Welcome!An introduction to the course content and structure.
Lesson 1: RenderHow to identify and diagnose the key performance problems that come with drawing to the screen.
Lesson 2: Compute and MemoryUnderstand how code is executed in your program, and how to handle the performance problems associated with compute and memory.
Lesson 3: BatteryHow to detect and diagnose battery problems, and why it matters to your users.
- Colt McAnlis - Colt McAnlis is a Developer Advocate at Google focusing on Performance and Gaming; Before that, he was a graphics programmer in the games industry working at Blizzard, Microsoft, and Petroglyph. He’s been an Adjunct Professor at SMU Guildhall, a UDACITY instructor, and a Book Author. Recently, he’s been teaching Android Devs the Zen of Performance. When he's not working with developers, Colt spends his time preparing for an invasion of giant ants from outer space. You can follow him on G+ (+Colt McAnlis) or Twitter (@duhroach)
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