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Java Programming for Android Developers for Dummies (For Dummies)by Barry Burd
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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.
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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!
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
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
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