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Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide: is an introductory Android book for programmers with Java experience. Based on Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android Bootcamp course, this guide will lead you through the wilderness using hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs. This book focuses on practical techniques for developing apps compatible with all versions of Android widely used today (Android 2.2 - 4.2). Write and run code every step of the way – creating apps that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

Write and run code every step of the way — creating apps that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each chapter and app has been designed and tested to provide the knowledge and experience you need to get started in Android development.

"Big Nerd Ranch provided the training we needed to get hundreds of engineers building skillfully on Android. This book is a great distillation of that training and will be a huge help to anyone looking to ramp up as well." – Mike Shaver, Director of Mobile Engineering, Facebook

"…a must-have for the developer just starting in Android or ready for more advanced techniques. I was impressed with this book’s content and clarity of presentation. The authors explain simple and complex Android topics with equal ease." – James Steele, author of The Android Developer's Cookbook

Synopsis:

Are you a programmer looking to get started in Android development? Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide will lead you through the wilderness with hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs.  Write and run code every step of the way - creating apps apps that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each chapter has been carefully designed to provide the tools and knowledge you need to dive into Android development. Better still, the material has been tested and refined in Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android classes.

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book written for programmers with Java experience. The topics covered include:

Android SDK versions and compatibility

Activities, Fragments, and their lifecyles

Layouts, resources, widgets, and drawables

Dialogs

Displaying Lists with ListFragment

Option menus, context menus, and the Action Bar

Saving and loading local files

Taking pictures and handling images

Explicit and implicit intents and tasks

Navigation using ViewPager

Styles and themes

Debugging Android apps

Using HTTP & background tasks

Web services, web browsing, and WebView

Audio playback using MediaPlayer

Creating Local services

Broadcast intents and notifications

Custom views and touch events

Maps and tracking the user's location

Using databases with SQLite

Content providers

 

Synopsis:

Since its launch in late 2007, the Android platform has experienced exponential growth. Starting with just a single handset and carrier, the platform has grown to include dozens of devices on all major carriers worldwide. With the introduction of several new phone and tablet devices in 2010 and 2011, the future for Android and its developer community is bright indeed. Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide takes you on an easy to follow tour of the Android mobile development platform. Chapter by chapter, we'll lead you through the wilderness with hands-on examples. Write and run code every step of the way, starting with simple programs, then enhancing them with sophisticated features. You'll write applications that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each example has been carefully crafted and refined through real-world instruction at Big Nerd Ranch's Android Boot Camp to be succinct, engaging, and enlightening. With these chapters and their exercises, you will pick up a working knowledge of the key concepts and APIs needed to make compelling apps. You'll also discover helpful techniques for using the Android development tools to their fullest.

About the Author

Brian Hardy teaches Android, iOS, and Ruby programming at the Big Nerd Ranch. In addition to training, he has led development efforts on more than a dozen shipped mobile applications, large and small. Prior to BNR, he worked for eight years on the web teams for CNN, Sports Illustrated, and NASCAR, developing high-availability content publishing, syndication, and mobile web solutions. Bill Phillips is an Android and iOS software engineer for Big Nerd Ranch. He has also written GIS data analysis software for the oil and gas pipeline industry.

Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Your First Android Application

Chapter 2: Creating User Interfaces with Layouts and Widgets

Chapter 3: Displaying Lists with ListView

Chapter 4: Using Multiple Activities

Chapter 5: The Activity Lifecycle and Handling Rotation

Chapter 6: Menus and the Action Bar

Chapter 7: Saving and Loading Local Files

Chapter 8: Using the Camera

Chapter 9: Custom Views and Touch Events

Chapter 10: Dialogs

Chapter 11: GridView

Chapter 12: Search

Chapter 13: HTTPClient and XML Web Services

Chapter 14: Performing Tasks in the Background

Chapter 15: Creating Local Services

Chapter 16: Unit Testing

Chapter 17: Talking To Other Components With BroadcastIntents

Chapter 18: Status Bar Notifications

Chapter 19: Integrating With The Web

Chapter 20: Tracking the User's Location

Chapter 21: Custom 2D Drawing

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321804334
Author:
Phillips, Bill
Publisher:
Big Nerd Ranch Guides
Author:
Hardy, Brian
Subject:
Networking - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Big Nerd Ranch Guides
Publication Date:
20130328
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
580
Dimensions:
9.8 x 7 x 1.6 in 1284 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Are you a programmer looking to get started in Android development? Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide will lead you through the wilderness with hands-on example apps combined with clear explanations of key concepts and APIs.  Write and run code every step of the way - creating apps apps that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each chapter has been carefully designed to provide the tools and knowledge you need to dive into Android development. Better still, the material has been tested and refined in Big Nerd Ranch’s popular Android classes.

Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide is an introductory Android book written for programmers with Java experience. The topics covered include:

Android SDK versions and compatibility

Activities, Fragments, and their lifecyles

Layouts, resources, widgets, and drawables

Dialogs

Displaying Lists with ListFragment

Option menus, context menus, and the Action Bar

Saving and loading local files

Taking pictures and handling images

Explicit and implicit intents and tasks

Navigation using ViewPager

Styles and themes

Debugging Android apps

Using HTTP & background tasks

Web services, web browsing, and WebView

Audio playback using MediaPlayer

Creating Local services

Broadcast intents and notifications

Custom views and touch events

Maps and tracking the user's location

Using databases with SQLite

Content providers

 

"Synopsis" by , Since its launch in late 2007, the Android platform has experienced exponential growth. Starting with just a single handset and carrier, the platform has grown to include dozens of devices on all major carriers worldwide. With the introduction of several new phone and tablet devices in 2010 and 2011, the future for Android and its developer community is bright indeed. Android Programming: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide takes you on an easy to follow tour of the Android mobile development platform. Chapter by chapter, we'll lead you through the wilderness with hands-on examples. Write and run code every step of the way, starting with simple programs, then enhancing them with sophisticated features. You'll write applications that catalog crime scenes, browse photos, track your jogging route, and more. Each example has been carefully crafted and refined through real-world instruction at Big Nerd Ranch's Android Boot Camp to be succinct, engaging, and enlightening. With these chapters and their exercises, you will pick up a working knowledge of the key concepts and APIs needed to make compelling apps. You'll also discover helpful techniques for using the Android development tools to their fullest.

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