Chapter 5. Patterns

In this chapter, you’ll read about different development patterns you can use inside Android.

Hack 20 The Model-View-Presenter pattern: Android v1.6+

You’ve most likely heard of the MVC (Model-View-Controller) pattern, and you’ve probably used it in different frameworks. When I was trying to find a better way to test my Android code, I learned about the MVP (Model-View-Presenter) pattern. The basic difference between MVP and MVC is that in MVP, the presenter contains the UI business logic for the view and communicates with it through an interface.

In this hack, I’ll show you how to use MVP inside Android and how it improves the testability of the code. To see how it works, we’ll build a splash screen. A splash screen is ...

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