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Java Programming for Android Developers for Dummies (For Dummies)

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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

Synopsis:

Get started creating Android apps with Java in no time!

The demand for Android apps is not slowing down but many mobile developers who want to create Android apps lack the necessary Java background. This beginner guide gets you up and running with using Java to create Android apps with no prior knowledge or experienced necessary!

  • Shows you the basic Java development concepts and techniques that are necessary to develop Android apps
  • Explores what goes into creating an Android app to give you a better understanding of the various elements
  • Addresses how to deal with standard programming challenges and debugging

Beginning Android Programming with Java For Dummies puts you well on your way toward creating Android apps quickly with Java.

About the Author

Barry Burd, PhD, is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Drew University. He leads training courses for professional programmers and has lectured at conferences in America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Java Programming for Android Developers 9

Chapter 1: All about Java and Android 11

Chapter 2: Getting the Tools That You Need 25

Chapter 3: Running Standard Java Programs 53

Chapter 4: Creating an Android App 77

Part II: Writing Your Own Java Programs 107

Chapter 5: An Ode to Code 109

Chapter 6: Java's Building Blocks 137

Chapter 7: Though These Be Methods, Yet There Is Madness in't 165

Chapter 8: What Java Does (and When 191

Part III: Working with the Big Picture: Object-Oriented Programming 217

Chapter 9: Why Object-Oriented Programming Is Like Selling Cheese 219

Chapter 10: Saving Time and Money: Reusing Existing Code 265

Part IV: Powering Android with Java Code 301

Chapter 11: A Simple Android Example: Responding to a Button Click 303

Chapter 12: Dealing with a Bunch of Things at a Time 325

Chapter 13: An Android Social Media App 351

Chapter 14: Hungry Burds: A Simple Android Game 383

Part V: The Part of Tens 403

Chapter 15: Ten Ways to Avoid Mistakes 405

Chapter 16: Ten Websites for Developers 411

Index 413

Product Details

ISBN:
9781118504383
Author:
Burd, Barry
Publisher:
For Dummies
Author:
Burd
Subject:
Programming Languages - Java
Subject:
Object Technologies - Java
Subject:
Android, android programming, beginner guide to android programming, android programming with java, beginner guide to android programming with java, Java, Barry Burd, java programming, object-oriented programming
Subject:
Computer Languages-Java
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Publication Date:
20130617
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
233.7 x 186.7 x 24.1 mm 23.04 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Get started creating Android apps with Java in no time!

The demand for Android apps is not slowing down but many mobile developers who want to create Android apps lack the necessary Java background. This beginner guide gets you up and running with using Java to create Android apps with no prior knowledge or experienced necessary!

  • Shows you the basic Java development concepts and techniques that are necessary to develop Android apps
  • Explores what goes into creating an Android app to give you a better understanding of the various elements
  • Addresses how to deal with standard programming challenges and debugging

Beginning Android Programming with Java For Dummies puts you well on your way toward creating Android apps quickly with Java.

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