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Continuing MP0

In this lesson we’ll wrap up MP0 and review how to submit your code.

MP Overview
MP Overview

For this project you’ll be building a simple Android app allowing you to browse and rate courses at the University of Illinois. While this app is not too complicated, it allows us to explore several important concepts:

These concepts are key parts of not just Android app development, but the development of any modern application. Note that you’ll be quizzed on some of these ideas, which will reappear in future MP lesson walkthroughs.

So let’s spend some time getting to know the starter code! This will both help you on this checkpoint, and also help you complete future parts of the project. The following screencast provides an overview of some of the main ideas and where to find them in the code.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmYXd7h3HwQ

Logging and App Startup
Logging and App Startup

One of the first things we’ll look at together is what happens when your app starts. Along the way we’ll also show how to log information using Android, similar to System.out.println. And we might just notice a small problem as we go.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYvrbxzA0eQ

Testing
Testing

Next, let’s look at what happens when we test your code, and what to look out for so you can determine what to do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhi6QRUn6Hc

Grading and Submitting
Grading and Submitting

You submit your code for official grading by pushing to GitHub. Here’s a video that provides an overview of the process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu2Xaph5psg

We have a full description of why and how to use Git available here, which also covers common problems you might encounter when submitting your work.

Your Goal Today
Your Goal Today

On lessons where we focus on the machine project we will not assign a separate homework problem! However, the lesson will usually focus on helping you with a particular part of the MP test suite, and you should finish the lesson by completing that task.

Right now your goal should be to complete MP0 and submit your work to earn full credit! You can do it.

MP0 Scores
MP0 Scores

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