Java Programming for Android Developers For Dummies
By Barry Burd
Publisher: Wiley / For Dummies
Final Release Date: October 2013
Pages: 456

Learn to:

  • Create an Android program from start to finish
  • Master basic Java development concepts and techniques
  • Handle programming challenges
  • Assemble the pieces and debug your app

Android is everywhere! Cash in by learning to build Android apps with Java

Android runs more than half the smartphones in the US and more than 70 percent of those in Europe. And Java makes it go. Get in on the fun! In this book, you'll learn about the major ideas behind Java and Android software development, Java's basic building blocks, the big picture in object-oriented programming, and how to write Java programs on a Windows machine or a Mac.

  • My first Android app — follow the step-by-step instructions to create your first real, working application
  • About this Java thing — learn the basics of Java, how it works with Android, and all the tools you need
  • Classes and objects, oh my — explore object-oriented programming in Java, learn to work with Java classes in an Android app, and use events and callbacks
  • X-tending into XML — discover XML fundamentals and how they work with Android layouts
  • Testing, testing — download code to test fully functional Android apps or follow the instructions to create it on your own

Open the book and find:

  • Basic building blocks of Java
  • The difference between 32-bit and 64-bit systems
  • All about Java methods and types
  • Advice on decision-making structures and loops
  • How to design with Java interfaces
  • Case studies detailing a social app and a game
  • Tips for effectively deploying your app
  • Strategies for testing and marketing apps
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