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Insider's Guide to Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree part 7-Full Stack Android

Yes, the final stage of the Capstone and graduation, the endless sense of relief. It was challenging, it was hard, but in the end everything worked out alright and I gained my Android Developer Nanodegree. So what did I think of the whole experience. If you just want to know my final thoughts on a year-long course of study turn to the last page.
At the final stage it wasn't just a Capstone project that spanned the narrow boundaries of developing for Android only. It also required work on the infrastructure as the Android app would have to communicate with the backend Digital Ocean VPS hosting the data.
So in this final part of the Insider's Guide To Udacity Android Developer Nanodegree  I'm not just going to go through the building of a mobile app, looking into the topics of Fragments, Loaders, AsyncTasks, Retrofit network calls, GSON parsing and Memory leaks, only.I'm also going to go through the work that took place server side, looking into Web based MVC, HTML template rendering, Perl coding, Data Modelling, functional programming in Java and so on.
But before getting into that, let's first have a refresher on what my app, conceived as part of the Capstone project, is about

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